ThANKS Donations!

Please donate to IUJ in our 40th year of international education.

One option is . . 

The Alumni NaKayama Scholarship Fund
“ThANKS” Fund

Donations go to an Alumni-Sponsored Scholarship Fund (stipends) for current IUJ students who are contributing to campus life, and in memory of IUJ’s Founding Father Dr. Sohei Nakayama (March 5, 1906 – November 19, 2005) to whom we all owe much ThANKS.  We have sponsored 32 students since 2006, but the fund is depleted.

40th anniversary campaign. See step 3 below for special Tshirt giveaway campaign information


Step 1:
Download, fill out and return the Pledge Form for IUJ internal accounting needs (Thank you!)

Return to

Step 2:
Choose one of  5 ways to donate

  1. Flywire – easy and safe credit card, PayPal, etc. donations with the full amount reaching IUJ

    • A full explanation and links to the IUJ account are at
    • Please  choose “other” to make a donation to IUJ using Flywire
    • On the Flywire form, put YOUR name in the “Student’s Name” field, and if you do not know your IUJ Student ID, put NA in the Student ID field.

2. IUJ Portal on Myriad – For those overseas, specifically USA. A transaction fee is collected by Myriad.

IUJ is now registered with a portal through Myriad for easy credit card, PayPal, Vermo, etc. donations. While anyone can make a donation on this site, those in the USA may do so with tax deduction benefits.

3. Credit Card with IUJ involvement (two step process to ensure a secure transaction) – indicate this option on the Pledge Form and we will contact you for the next step.

4. Bank wire transfer 振り込み – Bank information provided on the Pledge Form.

5. Cash – hand deliver to Tokyo Office or IUJ campus

Other donation options include

Myriad and are now servicing IUJ’s donation portlan for those in the USA after Give2Asia and KBFUS merged and rebranded as Myriad.

Alumni donations will be used in these 3 ways

  1. To reestablish the Alumni-Nakayama Scholarship fund for current students providing important community-building leadership on campus: funds are currently depleted.
  2. To add beautification to the tunnels leading from the dorms to classrooms in a special
    Alumni Donor Wall.
  3. Other campus and facility improvements to make campus-life richer and more pleasant, for example benches under the cherry trees, etc.


In-kind donations

If money donations are not possible, please support IUJ in other way.

  • Provide JOB info and opportunities – Hire a student!
  • Provide INTERNSHIP projects – Host an intern in a company or international organization
  • Help with new student recruitment through word-of-mouth advertisement and IUJ Ambassador support. Give someone in your network a voucher for a guaranteed partial Tuition waiver if they are accepted into a degree program via the VOUCHER program
  • Join the Alumni Experts program and ladies become and active Mentor to current students or recent graduates in the Global Women’s Mentor Network.

If you are considering a donation of an item, please consult with campus first. We are unable to accept some items, may need special arrangements to accept them, or may need approval before the donation is made.  This would include items such as books, art work, electronics, furniture, skiis, etc. Please send in a photo and description of what you have in mind, and we will follow up with your kind offer.  Write to  Subject line “Item Donation Inquiry”

Thank you!

Progress Report:

6th Fundraising Drive: for IUJ’s 40th Anniversary, in cooperation with the IUJ Board.

                   January 2020 – May 2022

Watch here for special promotion information for the 40th Anniversary!

Goal:  3,600,000yen  (100,000/yen per month for 2 people for 2 academic years)

Current Balance  1,435,888 yen which is 39.8% of our current goal (as of 02/04/2022)

IUJ Founders Club

  • B.P. MBA2007

IUJ Presidential Club

  • No member yet this drive

IUJ Premier Executive Club

  • Desai Venkata, MBA05

IUJ Premier Club

  • Group donation from alumni in Bangladesh
  • Hiroki Saji, MBA2005
  • Priyanshu Sharma, MBA2011

IUJ Honors Club

  • Neelakanth Phadke MBA92
  • Edhi Widjojo MBA95
  • Sokchea Lim, IDP06

IUJ Club

  • No member yet this drive


  • No member yet this drive
Donation Break Down for THIS Campaign: Updated November 2021
Donation Level Value November 2021
IUJ Founders Club 1,000,000 yen or more 1
IUJ Presidential Club 500,000-999,999 yen
IUJ Premier Executive Club 100,000-499,999 yen 1
IUJ Premier Club 50,000-99,999 yen 3
IUJ Honors Club 10,000-49,999 yen 3
IUJ Club Less than 10,000 yen


Click for background Info and early drive reports

Report on the recent URGENT drive (August-September 2020):

COVID19 put the arrival of our incoming students into a flux. Those coming from overseas were required by national policy to spend 2-week quarantine in Tokyo upon arrival. Many could not afford it. Thanks to IUJ alumni we raised more than enough money to support those with financial need.  Here is the summary:

3,848,400yen  donated (or pledged) by 56 alumni plus team Indonesia, and 1 exchange student as of 9/25/2020  THANK YOU. These donations made it possible for IUJ to support all the incoming students who had a financial need* – we did not lose any new IUJ family members!  THANK YOU

*The number of students in need decreased from our original prediction due to some of the scholarship providers deciding to help with the required quarantine hotel stay.  The amount donated will cover our expected need for 2021 as well! We are grateful.

Initial and Successful ThANKS Fund Campaign – Donor COMMENTS

Bingwu Xie (IM98) & Jinhui Sun (IM99) writing in from Tokyo
Both Jinhui (IM 99) and I (Bingwu IM98) are very happy to be able to be part of this!

Iggy and Mhu Sison writing in from the Philippines
This is the least we can do after having benefited from an IUJ scholarship about 30 years ago. We have much to be grateful for — an IUJ global perspective, a Japanese cultural immersion and lifelong friendships (including our own marriage made possible by IUJ!).

Lamin Drammeh 1997 MBA writing from The Gambia
“I am thrilled by this noble idea. We, the alumni of IUJ, are obliged to give back something valuable to our school”

Whitney (Smith) Jiranek 1999 MBA writing from New York City
“I loved my time at IUJ and being funded by scholarship was an incredibly generous “gift” I feel I may never know how to repay. I guess I am seeing my donation to this fund as a great contribution towards that.”

Masaru Yokoi IM00 writing from Japan
“As one of Sohei’s children, I would like to follow in his steps and contribute to IUJers.”