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Japanese Studies

Denver (CO)

REPORT: 2019 AAS Annual Conference in Denver, CO

Every year The Japan Foundation hosts a reception at AAS that aims to build a broader network among Japan specialists. The welcome address at this year’s event was given by Dr. Alisa Freeman (The University of Oregon, former Japan Foundation Research Fellow). The Japan Foundation also hosted an information booth presenting grant opportunities for individuals and institutions in the United States and Canada.

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In addition, The Japan Foundation partnered with Japan America Society of Colorado to host a round table titled “Windows Into Japan: Academia and the Public.” Featuring three speakers from different fields, this seminar offered fresh perspectives about Japan-from policies, business, Japan/Asia-U.S. relations, to culture and society. Presenters included Dr. Rebecca Copeland (Washington University in St. Louis, former Japan Foundation Research Fellow, former AAC member), Dr. Satu Limaye (East-West Center in Washington, Abe Fellow), and Dr. Kenneth Mori McElwain (The University of Tokyo, former Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellow).

Thank you to everyone who joined us at these events, and we look forward to seeing you again at AAS 2020 in Boston.

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