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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Three Outstanding U.S. Scholars Selected to Participate in 2018 Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan
The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission is delighted to announce that three outstanding scholars from the United States have been selected to participate in the 2018 Fellowship Program for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan. The Fellowship is a joint activity of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan’s international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations.
“Nomadic Borderlands: Imperial Japan and the Origins of Ethnic Autonomy in Modern China”
California State University, Long Beach
“Early Coalitions Between Japanese and American Feminists, from World War I to the U.S. Occupation of Japan”
University of Washington
“Populism in Japan”
For more information on the Fellowship, please visit NEH’s website.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
The Japan U.S. Friendship Commission offers leading contemporary and traditional artists from the United States the opportunity to spend three to five months in Japan through the U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program. The application deadline is February 1, 2018. To learn more, please visit: U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Fellowship Program
Thursday, October 26, 2017
JUSFC Meet Our Grantees Series: Organization of American Historians & Japan Association for American Studies
In 2012 Deborah Dash Moore, Professor of History and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan, presented her research on American Jewish history in a series of lectures at the University of Kitakyushu in Japan. Her work interested many Japanese students and scholars, particularly women, who found similarities and shared experiences in her seminar.
Moore is one of the many American historians granted a two-week Japan Residencies Program fellowship facilitated by the Organization of American Historians (OAH) and the Japan Association for American Studies (JAAS), with support from the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission. Moore, now chair of the OAH/JAAS committee, says “It’s an interaction among a diverse group of people that allows for professional and personal growth, often sparking long-term relationships.”
The program, which began in 1997 sends two OAH scholars to Japan each year. The awardees travel to assigned host institutions in different parts of Japan. There they offer six lectures to undergraduates and graduate students, creating scholarly dialogue and exchange, and contributing to the expansion of scholarly networks among students and professors of American history in both countries.
The institutional grant from JUSFC has typically covered housing and the seminars. The grant also allows three Japanese graduate students studying in the United States to attend the OAH annual meeting, providing opportunities for networking with other many scholars. In 2017 Rikkyo University and Osaka University hosted the American scholars. “One of the major highlights was having both scholars attend the JAAS annual meeting at Waseda University,” said Professor Akiyo Okuda of Keio University and JAAS… » READ MORE
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