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The History of Temple University Japan

An Experiment in International Education

Richard Joslyn and Bruce Stronach

When Temple University Japan (TUJ) was founded in 1982—to advance the mission of international higher education—the university had few ties to Japan, or any other Asian country. However, more than 40 years later, TUJ has overcome substantial obstacles and remains the only American university campus in Japan, gaining legitimacy and considerable respect as an international institution of higher education. In The History of Temple University Japan, two former TUJ Deans, Richard Joslyn and Bruce Stronach, explore the creation, development, and maturation of TUJ , and present a case study of how Temple University successfully created an overseas branch campus.

The authors recount the development of the academic program, the recruitment of students, and the support from Temple that enabled curricular and pedagogical improvement. They also address the university’s relationships with three Japanese partners, and the financial threats and crises TUJ faced over the decades.

The History of Temple University Japan is not only an important documentation of TUJ, but also a history of U.S.-Japanese relations. What emerges is the significant impact TUJ has had on the thousands of students, faculty, and staff who have been a part of this international academic institution.


“This book is a must-read for anyone interested in global management, crosscultural higher education, and U.S.-Japan relations.”
Glen S. Fukushima, Former President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan and former Deputy Assistant United States Trade Representative for Japan and China at the Office of the United States Trade Representative

“Joslyn and Stronach show how TUJ’s first forty years provide valuable lessons on how to manage an organization across boundaries of language, culture, and national interest.”
Andrew Horvat, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Japanese Research at the University of British Columbia and Director (2008–2013) of the Stanford Overseas Studies Program in Kyoto, Japan

About the Author(s)

Richard Joslyn is Professor Emeritus at Temple University, where he had a forty-four-year career as a political scientist and academic administrator. He served as the Dean of Temple University Japan (1996–2001), Vice Provost for Academic Administration and Planning (1991–1996), and Associate Dean for Administration and Planning in the College of Liberal Arts (2006–2015). He is the author of Mass Media and Elections, and coauthor of Political Science Research Methods.

Bruce Stronach is Dean Emeritus of Temple University Japan, past President of Yokohama City University, and author or editor of several books including Beyond the Rising Sun: Nationalism in Contemporary Japan, as well as numerous articles on higher education in Japan.

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