May 28th, 2002

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) in Minato-ku, Tokyo, is celebrating its 20th year in Japan since the foundation of its Tokyo campus in 1982.

TUJ, the Japan campus of Temple University in Pennsylvania, U.S.A., is the oldest and largest foreign university in Japan. TUJ follows the same curriculum as the main campus and all the lectures are conducted in English. Its students earn the same degrees and diplomas as students at Temple’s U.S. campus. Since its establishment, TUJ has been providing a variety of educational programs: currently, an undergraduate program; graduate programs in law and education (TESOL–Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages); an executive MBA; an intensive English language program; a continuing education program; and a corporate education program. Well over 24,000 students have studied in these programs and more than 4,000 TUJ students have graduated from the Japan or US campuses.

Commemorating this anniversary, TUJ is planning to introduce new majors in the undergraduate program. Also various events are planned beginning from June 2002 including an Essay & Photo Contest for high school students, symposia, special lectures by experts in TESOL and other fields, and many events.