In July 2011, Mitsui & Co. Ltd., one of the world’s most diversified comprehensive trading, investment, and service companies, donated $3 million to Dartmouth College to create an endowed professorship in the study of Japan. The inaugural Mitsui Chair is Associate Professor Yusaku Horiuchi of the Department of Government. Mitsui is also supporting Japan-related curricular activities at the College and the Tuck School of Business.
Mitsui and Dartmouth have had a long-standing relationship. Three Mitsui family members graduated from Dartmouth College in the classes of 1915, 1943, and 1958, and since the late 1950s Mitsui & Co. has sent employees to study at the College and more recently at the Tuck School of Business. (See the November/December 2010 issue of the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine for the story of Takanobu Mitsui’43’s experience at Dartmouth following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.)
For more information, see the following articles in Dartmouth Now:
- Mitsui & Co. Strengthens Dartmouth Partnership with New Endowed Professorship
- Two Faculty Members Honored With Newly Endowed Chairs
And in News Releases: 2011: