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On November 13, 2012, Kenneth Pyle and Robert Pekkanen made presentations regarding elections in Japan as part the conference "Northeast Asia in Transition: New Leadership, New Dynamics" coordinated by the National Bureau of Asian Research and sponsored in part by the Jackson School. See the presentations here:
Former UW Japan librarian, Keiko Yokota-Carter, organized a conference November 20th in Yokohama called 'From Cool Japan to Real Japan: Global Japan Studies'. Yokota-Carter was supported in part by UW libraries and the Japan Studies program for the past three years to prepare for this conference. The language was all in Japanese and the conference was u-streamed and archived in the following link:
Autumn NEWS Mitsubishi Scholarships Awarded 2012
Congratulations to the Mitsubishi Corporation International Scholarship 2012 recipients: Robert Hager, graduate award; Monick Keo and Anna Loh, undergraduate awards.
Thankyou Mitsubishi International Corporation for supporting University of Washington JSIS Japan Studies students. This is the second year the Mitsubishi Corporation has granted scholarships to students in Japan area studies at the University of Washington. Mitsubishi Corporation has granted scholarships to 576 students at 51 universities in 37 countries since 2000.
Pictured at the October 19, 2012, award ceremony from left to right: Professor Marie Anchordoguy, Consul General Kiyokazu Ota, Shinichiro Kawazoe - MIC VP and Seattle branch General Manager, Monick Keo, Anna Loh, Robert Hager, and Professor Reşat Kasaba - Director of the Jackson School.
Samuel Timinsky, graduate award; Lisa Sticka and Derek Schlieps undergraduate awards.
Thank you Mitsubishi International Corporation for supporting the University of Washington Japan Studies students. This is the first time the Mitsubishi Corporation has granted scholarships to students in Japan Studies at the University of Washington. Mitsubishi Corporation has granted scholarships to students at five U.S. universities since 2009, in addition to students in 48 other universities in 28 countries since 2000.
Pictured here at the November 8, 2011 award ceremony from left to right: Mikiya Hioka, (MIC Seattle branch General Manager), Derek Schlieps, Sam Timinsky, Lisa Sticka, Consul General Kiyokazu Ota and Mrs. Ota, and Ellen Eskenazi and Prof. Gary Hamilton of the Japan program.
See the video of our April 6th panel discussion HERE
READ Perspectives A&S Newsletter (June) interview with Assoc. Professor Robert Pekkanen on witnessing the March 11, 2011 earthquake in Japan.
LISTEN to KUOW Japan: Four Months After The Earthquake And Tsunami at KUOW.org (broadcast 7/12/11 on Weekday with Steve Sher)
Alumni Centennial and Award Reception October 23, 2009
The 2009 centennial coincided with the program receiving the 2009 Japanese Foreign Minister’s Award. The Foreign Minister’s Award recognizes the Japan Studies Program and calls the program “a pioneering institution in the US study of Japan and Japanese.” It also praises the multidisciplinary nature of a program which engages students and teachers from departments across campus. We wish to thank all friends, students, faculty, and alumni who have made the program the success it is today! Click on the slideshow to view the gallery.
Students Talk About Japan Studies