Happy Holidays!

altGreetings friends, Please click on the link below for holiday greetings from all of us at the American Studies Program at Willamette University and Tokyo International University of America.  Many thanks to all of the students, faculty, staff, and community members who came together in the making of these wonderful memories.


All the best,

Gunnar Gundersen, Executive Vice President



Winners of 2016 Yearbook Photo Contest Announced!

altThe Yearbook Photo Contest has ended and click here to see the winning photos. Many photos were submitted and thanks go out to all the entrants and to the judging panel.  It was a difficult decision. The photos shown are by the two first place recipients.

For your information, judging criteria used were that the photos should represent the ASP students' integration in the WU and Salem community, and also represent their healthy lifestyle. Also, the lighting and quality of the photos were also considered.alt

There were two Bearcat (first place) winners:    Rinku Yanagi (ASP student) and Kendrick Arakaki (TIUA Staff). They will each receive a $50 Compass Card.

There were four Dolphin (second place) winners:  Rinku Yanagi--2 awards and Kendrick Arakaki--2 awards. They will each receive a $25 Compass Card per award.

There were ten Squirrel (third place) winners:  Rinku Yanagi--2 awards, Donald Swen (WU student)--2 awards, John Patzer (tomodachi host), Trisha Duman (tomodachi host)--2 awards, Kendrick Arakaki--3 awards, and Erin Good Audley (tomodachi host). They will each receive a $10 Compass Card per award.

Again, thanks to all the contestants!


Explore Japan!

We are now partnering with the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation (SKEF) to hold our annual day camp about Japan and Japanese culture.


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Equal Opportunity Statement

Tokyo International University of America (TIUA) is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment.  TIUA does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship programs, and other TIUA administered programs and activities.  For the purpose of admission, all students must be formally admitted by Tokyo International University (Kawagoe, Japan) prior to making application to the American Studies Program at Willamette/TIUA.