Archive for February 2012

JUSFC to hold open lunch discussion at AAS in Toronto March 17

February 27, 2012 – 

The Commission will hold an open discussion on current programs and priorities in the field at the upcoming annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies in Toronto on Saturday, March 17 from 12:30 – 2:00 PM in the Dominion Ballroom South, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. Anyone attending the Conference is invited to join the open discussion to meet the Commission’s new Executive Director, Paige Cottingham-Streater, and to discuss current programs and priorities of importance in the field. A box lunch will be served. Please RSVP to

2012 application deadline

February 27, 2012 – 

JUSFC announces new July 1, 2012 application deadline.
Applications for funding should be submitted to the Commission by July 1, 2012. Funding decisions will be made during the Commission’s September 2012 business meeting.

2011-12 NCC Multi-Volume Sets Grant Recipients Announced

February 27, 2012 – 

JUSFC congratulates the 2011-12 NCC Multi-Volume Sets Grant Recipients: University of Pittsburgh; University of Chicago; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Illinois; University of Minnesota; University of Wisconsin; and University of Southern California

Multi-Volume Sets Project (MVS) is a freely circulating collection of Japanese resources held in over 35 institutions nationally. The collection contains nearly 42,000 items in all fields of Japanese studies, and has been principally funded by the Japan-US Friendship Commission since 1992. For further details please visit the MVS Homepage at

46th session of the U.S.-Japan-South Korea Legislative Exchange Program

February 3, 2012 – 

Three members of Congress participate in the 46th session of the U.S.-Japan-South Korea Legislative Exchange Program (LEP/TLEP) January 11-13. Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA); Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI); and Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo (D-Guam) discussed leadership change in North Korea, Japan’s recovery efforts after the events of March 11, trade and other timely topics with their counterparts from Japan’s National Diet and South Korea’s National Assembly during the two-day meeting organized by the George Washington University public affairs program of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies. The Commission has been supporting this important program of legislative exchange since 1987.