About the Association
What is the IUJ Alumni Association
All graduates of IUJ automatically join the IUJ Alumni Association at the time of graduation, after paying the initial membership fee. The Alumni Association rules are noted for your reference. Former Exchange and special students of IUJ are welcomed to join the association as Honorary members. The Alumni Association elects and Executive Council based in Tokyo, and has Regional Chapters world wide.
Alumni Association Executive Council
Who are your elected representatives and what do they do?
Class Reps are chosen just before graduation: 2 for GSIR, 2 for MBA graduates and 2 for Ebiz graduates. In principle one should be located in Japan and one from overseas. Class Reps help campus stay in contact with their classmates, and are the first for campus to turn to when we need support or ideas or help from that year’s group. Who are the current Class Reps?
Beginning in May 2006, IUJ formalized its network of Alumni Association Regional Chapters. In cities world-wide, those that had volunteered to be “Chapter Leaders” earlier were contacted and asked to accept nominations to become the official “kick-off” Chair or Vice Chair. The goal was to create a clear network of Chapters in preparation for the 25th anniversary celebrations and events, and to strengthen our growing network which now extends to 130 countries and territories. This goal was surpassed. Now, looking to the 35th anniversary we are aiming at increasing our formal chapters to over 50!
IUJ Alumni Association Chapters are formed in cities where we have 4 or more alumni. They select a Chair and Vice Chair, and are supported by Chapter Supporters as described below:
- The Chair is the main contact person for campus and the association members, and trigger for events for alumni in that city.
- The Vice Chair is the substitute for the Chair or the backup, or main person the Chair can consult for ideas, opinions, etc.
- Chapter Supporters are former Chapter Leader volunteers who are not one of the 2 main contacts, but the first people the Chair can go to for help for any event arrangements, etc.
Where we cannot have a formal Alumni Chapter due to lack of numbers (3 or fewer alumni), City Contacts are our main contact for their area.
Here are the Current Chapter Chairs and Vice Chairs for 51 cities/areas in
38 countries (including grouped Latin America countries). We are waiting on confirmation for another 10 cities at this time.
In principle the Chairs and Vice Chairs will serve until they announce their replacements and inform campus.
Chapter Chairs and Vice Chairs: Current (updated 11/5/2019)
For contact information (accessible only by alumni, faculty and staff), please use the
Alumni Online Directory – Alumni and Honorary
Alumni may access the directory only by using a previously registered email and password. See the Directory
registration and login in page.
Information is currently being updated. Please check back in a week or so.
|Brazil||(Latin American Region)||Flavia||Cerqueira||MA||2010||O|
|Costa Rica||San Jose|
|Mexico||San Luis Potosi||Jose Miguel||Del Rio Contreras||MEB||2008||O|
|Peru||Lima ((Latin American Region))||Gisella||Figueroa Tejada||MEB||2003||O|
|USA||San Francisco Area||Stephen||Pierce||MA||1992||O|
|USA||New York City||Amy||Osborn||MA||1993||O|
|Vietnam||Hanoi||Thi Nhu Nguyet||Nguyen||MA||2008||O|
Many cities are hosting events on May 14, to celebrate IUJ’s 35th anniversary. Most will also host events the 2nd Friday of September for IUJ WorldWide Friday. Watch for contact from your chapter leaders, or find them in the directory noted above for information on events in your area.
Your city not listed? Willing to be the chapter leader? Please contact Gretchen at alumni @ iuj.ac.jp
A special note of thanks to our volunteer leaders around the world!