ThANKS Donations!

Keep the Opportunity Alive…
Share the IUJ Experience with the Next Generation with a
donation to

The Alumni NaKayama Scholarship Fund
“ThANKS” Fund

A Fund-Raising Drive by the Alumni Association for an Alumni-Sponsored Scholarship Fund 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 24 students since 2006, and need your support urgently this year as the fund hit ZERO in April 2017, and is still less than 15% of our goal.

Please make a donation! Here is HOW

Background Info and early drive reports

5th Fundraising Drive May 2017 to . . . 

Our ThANKS Fund hit zero in April 2017.  We need your generous support to be able to extend this important scholarship, which supports current students who are actively helping campus life be a dynamic and interactive place, to next academic year’s candidates. 100% of your donation, after credit card transaction fees, go to the students to help off set their living expenses for their 2nd year.

Donations are tax deductible in Japan for 10,000yen or more donation. Another donating option to IUJ is “Furusato Nozei”!

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

Donations received in May 2017 at the IUJ HomeComing events 65,000

Current Balance  646,565 which is 18% of our current goal (as of 11/14/2019)

IUJ Founders Club

  • No member yet this drive

IUJ Presidential Club

  • No member yet this drive

IUJ Premier Executive Club

  • No member yet this drive

IUJ Premier Club

  • Guillaume De Lapeyriere (IR1990)
  • Edhi Widjojo (MBA95)
  • Carson Cheng (IM2004)
  • Desai Venkata (IM2005)
  • Manu Bansal (IM2005)
  • Hiroki Saji (IM2005) – new!
  • Grace (Sanico IR2006) and Joerg Steffan (MBA exchange) – new!

IUJ Honors Club

  • Steven White (1988)
  • Hideo Watanabe (IM94)
  • Lei Li (IM95)
  • Adam and Julia Bergman (IR97) x2
  • Zulqarnain Anjum (IR2000) x 2
  • Michitomo Kitabayashi (IM2000)
  • Thomas Meth (IMExchange 2001)
  • Renee Bajor (IM2001)
  • Vijay Raju (IM2008) x 2
  • Stanley Currier (IR2010)
  • Otgonbaatar Byambaa (IR2010)
  • Vikram Gawande (MBA11)
  • Nichole Allen (IR2013) x 3
  • Sayaka Gammon (MBA2015)
  • Igor Mariano (IR2016)
  • Anonymous

IUJ Club


Donation Break Down for THIS Campaign: Updated November 2019
Donation Level Value December 2018:
IUJ Founders Club 1,000,000 yen or more
IUJ Presidential Club 500,000-999,999 yen
IUJ Premier Executive Club 100,000-499,999 yen
IUJ Premier Club 50,000-99,999 yen 7
IUJ Honors Club 10,000-49,999 yen 20
IUJ Club Less than 10,000 yen
(not eligible for tax deduction in Japan)
Other various


Please make a generous donation Today! Here is HOW

To make your tax deductible donations please choose one of the methods below:

☆ Use Flywire for a secure international transaction ☆

International University of Japan has partnered with Flywire to streamline international donations. With Flywire, you can pay online, securely from any country and any bank, typically in your home currency. PayPal, credit cards and bank wire options are available, and you can track your donation online.

For more information, and to make a donation with Flywire, please see this page. Please be SURE to note this is a ThANKS Fund Donation.

Credit Card donations via Secure System — This option is no longer available. Watch for an alternative coming soon, or please use FLYWIRE above.☆

Bank Transfer (振込み)Pledge:

Download the Donation Pledge Form, (here for PDF version ) fill it in and fax it back to the Alumni Relations Office on campus at (81-0)25-779-1180 or electronically submit it to We will quickly send you bank wire transfer instructions (furikomi – 振込み). Follow the instructions to fulfill your pledge. Once we verify we have received your donation, the Tokyo Office (Promotions Committee) will issue your tax deduction form.

Cash Donations

If you are on campus, feel free to stop by the Alumni Association office for a Cash Donation. A temporary receipt will be issued, followed by the official receipt and tax deduction form from the Promotion’s Committee

After IUJ identifies your donation in our account, and if it is 10,000 yen or more, IUJ Promotion’s Committee in the IUJ Tokyo office will send you a receipt and a copy of IUJ’s certificate of tax-exemption which you can present the tax authorities. This can 6-8 weeks for credit card payments. Unfortunately, this Tax Exemption is only for those in Japan at this time!

Any questions? Please contact Gretchen Shinoda at

If money donations are not possible, we still need your contributions. In this photo Cenk Gurol IM96 meets then-student Jami Wu IM03 for an on-campus employment interview. This alumni-student help is highly valued. If you are unable to make a donation to the Scholarship Fund, please help IUJ in the following ways:

  • 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
  • Join the Alumni Experts program

Thank you!

Initial and Successful ThANKS Fund Campaign – Donor COMMENTS

Bingwu Xie (IM98) & Jinhui Sun (IM99) (May 2007) 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 (Feb. 2007) writing in from the Philippines
This is the least we can do after having benefited from an IUJ scholarship about 20 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.”