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Robert Pekkanen Three-Time Recipient of JANPORA Award

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June 17, 2022

Robert Pekkanen has recently received the “Outstanding Research Award” by JANPORA (Japanese Association of NPO Research), which is the nonprofit studies association of Japan, for a co-authored article titled, “Distinguishing Providing Public Services from Receiving Government Funding as Factors in Nonprofit Advocacy.”

The article, authored by Itaru Yanagi, Yohei Kobashi, Robert J. Pekkanen, and Yutaka Tsujinaka was published in the journal Voluntas, the leading nonprofit studies journal for international studies, in Volume 32 Issue 3 (June 2021). Itaru Yanagi was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Washington when he and Pekkanen collaborated on the article.

This is the third time a publication by Dr. Pekkanan has been awarded an award by JANPORA. In 2007, his book Japan’s Dual Civil Society (Stanford University Press 2006) won the Research Encouragement Award and in 2010 a co-authored book in Japanese won the Outstanding Research Award. This book was later translated into English as Neighborhood Associations and Local Governance in Japan (Routledge 2014).