Annual Flea Market Held

altThe annual TIUA Flea Market was held Saturday, December 8, at the Sparks Center on the Willamette University campus.  Students have nearly completed the American Studies Program at TIUA and Willamette and will be returning home to Japan, either this Saturday or after some traveling.  They will resume their studies at Tokyo International University in Kawagoe in April, 2013.

They accumulate many items during their eleven months in Salem and didn't wish to take everything back to Japan, so the flea market was created to help them get rid of some of it.  It's a great place to pick up some great deals on clothes, shoes, bedding, dvds, etc.  What didn't sell at the market will mostly be donated to local charities.

Charity Sports Day Raises Additional Funds for Earthquake/Tsunami Relief

altWe will not forget. For the last six months, a group of Willamette University and American Studies Program students, faculty, and administrators have been working together to organize Japanese earthquake and tsunami fundraising activities. Inspired by the suggestion of a Tokyo International University student, Satomi Ono (ASP2011) who was from one of the hardest hit areas, they sold bracelets imprinted with "Gambarou" and "Kesennuma 3/11" both in the United States and Japan. Their efforts netted over $700.

On Saturday, October 6, many of those same students sponsored a charity sports event in which over 70 Willamette University and American Studies Program students, faculty, and administrators participated in some Japanese games, such as jump rope, ball in a basket, relay racing, and spin around the bat. The event was well received, raising $360, and sparked interest in a possible indoor sports event once rainy season arrives. To see a photo gallery from the event, click here.

Including fundraising efforts last year and this year, TIUA has sent $6,800 to the Kesennuma Revival Association for relief and recovery efforts.

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Stand Up Take Action 2012

altThe Stand Up Take Action project is a global campaign for the elimination of poverty through standing up, to appeal to world policymakers in the hopes of achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a United Nations Development Program. Locally, Willamette University students and American Studies Program (ASP) students at Tokyo International University of America put together a workshop to learn about the MDGs which took place Thursday, October 4, in Jackson Plaza on the Willamette campus.

-- 2012 SUTA Event, Photo by Frank Miller

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