JUSFC to Host 40th Anniversary Roundtable and Networking Reception at AAS’ Annual Meeting in Seattle, April 2

March 25, 2016 

There is rising concern within academic circles in the United States and Japan that Japan Studies as a field is in “crisis”. To address this issue, the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission is convening a round table discussion, featuring Japan Studies experts, Professors Patricia Steinhoff (University of Hawaii), T.J. Pempel (University of California, Berkeley), Leonard Schoppa (University of Virginia), Patricia Maclachlan (University of Texas, Austin) and Dyron Dabney (Albion College). This group of experts will discuss current trends in Japan Studies and solicit recommendations on creating a demand for, and diversifying Japan Studies in the United States. 

Please join us on Saturday, April 2, 3:00 to 5:00pm, Washington State Convention Center, 3rd Floor, Room 303. The conversation will continue on Twitter at @j_usfc #JUSFCJapanStudies

Please also join us at a networking reception to celebrate our 40th Anniversary. Meet JUSFC Commissioners, staff and grantees. Saturday, April 2, 7:30 to 9:30pm, Issaquah Room, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 3rd Floor. On Twitter at @j_usfc #JUSFCSlidersAndSushi

The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission is marking its 40th anniversary through 2016. The Commission has spent the last four decades supporting the U.S.-Japan relationship through public policy, arts, culture, and educational exchanges.