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U.S. College Officials Go Home With Ideas for Japan Branches

March 10, 1987

TOKYO (AP) _ Representatives of 16 U.S. universities and five university consortiums ended a two-week visit to Japan on Monday, expressing satisfaction with their exploration of possible sites for branch campuses.

Felix Gagliano, associate provost for international programs at Ohio University, said at a news conference that the mission had laid the groundwork to match potential locations with appropriate U.S. universities.

The university representatives declined to identify specific cities where branch campuses might be established, saying it was too early to do so. But he said Boston University was likely to set up a school in Nakajo, on the Japan Sea coast 160 miles northwest of Tokyo.

The branch campus project was organized by the U.S.A.-Japan Committee for Promoting Trade Expansion, made up of government officials from the two countries. The committee seeks ways to aid Americans engaged in trade with Japan.

Many Japanese universities have exchange programs with U.S. universities, but only Temple University of Philadelphia has a branch campus here.

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