News

June 2015

June 5th 2015
Examining Japan's Lost Decades, now available from Routledge, is coedited by Abe fellows Yoichi Funabashi (1996) and Barak Kushner (2007) and features articles by Abe fellows Andrew Gordon (1995), Takehiko Kariya (1996), and Sheila Smith (2006) →

May 2015

May 26th 2015
Abe fellow Mary Alice Haddad (2009) coedited and authored a chapter as well as the conclusion for NIMBY Is Beautiful: Cases of Local Activism and Environmental Innovation around the World, now available from Berghahn Books, coming out of her project on "Environmental Politics and Civic Participation in East Asia" →
May 11th 2015
Abe fellow Sangmin Bae (2009) coedited and authored the introduction for Human Security, Changing States and Global Responses: Institutions and Practices, the latest in the Routledge Studies in Human Security series, an outcome of her fellowship research on human security in East Asia →
May 5th 2015
The Abe Program, supporting US- and Japan-based researchers focusing on contemporary issues of pressing global concern, is pleased to announce the results of the 2014 Abe Fellowship for Journalists competition with the introduction of four new fellows, who will produce analytical or feature stories to inform public debate or a policy community →

April 2015

April 30th 2015
Abe fellow Yuma Totani (2009) draws on her fellowship research in Justice in Asia and the Pacific Region, 1945–1952: Allied War Crimes Prosecutions, now available from Cambridge University Press →
April 24th 2015
The Abe Program is pleased to announce the results of the 2014 Abe Fellowship competition with the introduction of twelve new Japan- and US-based research fellows pursuing international multidisciplinary projects on topics of pressing global concern →
April 16th 2015
Abe fellow Christa Altenstetter (2005) draws on her fellowship research in Medical Technology in Japan: The Politics of Regulation, which addresses the conditions for Japan’s delayed access to modern medicine and new medical devices →
April 7th 2015
Abe fellow Sheila A. Smith (2006) has published Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China (Columbia University Press), an outcome of her Abe project →

March 2015

March 26th 2015
Now available from Oxford University Press: Unfinished Work: The Struggle to Build an Aging American Workforce, by Abe and Abe Journalist fellow Joseph Coleman (2011 and 2009), examines the global older worker revolution, from Japan to Europe to the United States →
March 19th 2015
Listen to Abe fellow Daniel Aldrich (2006) discuss the positive role social connections can play in disaster preparation and postdisaster recovery in an interview with Rivet Radio’s Steve Grzanich →

February 2015

February 5th 2015
Abe fellow Sagiri Kitao (2011) has published an article based on her fellowship research in Review of Economic Dynamics: “Sustainable Social Security: Four Options” →
February 3rd 2015
Abe fellow Etsuko Taketani (2002) draws on her fellowship research in her latest book, The Black Pacific Narrative: Geographic Imaginings of Race and Empire between the World Wars, now available from Dartmouth College Press →

December 2014

December 2nd 2014
Abe fellow Daniel Aldrich (2006) has coauthored an article in Social Science and Medicine: "The Physical and Social Determinants of Mortality in the 3.11 Tsunami" →
December 1st 2014
Abe Program fellow Andrew D. Gordon (1995) has been awarded the Order of the Rising Sun by the government of Japan for his contributions to Japanese studies and promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and the United States [in Japanese] →

November 2014

November 13th 2014
Former Abe Program committee member Saito Osamu (2005–12) has been designated a Person of Cultural Merit by the government of Japan, as highlighted by the daily newspaper Nihon Keizai Shimbun [in Japanese] →
November 7th 2014
Abe fellow Yuko Aoyama (2000) has been awarded an academic writing residency from the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Bellagio, Italy →

October 2014

October 24th 2014
Abe fellow Jennifer Robertson (2010) has published “Human Rights vs. Robot Rights: Forecasts from Japan” in Critical Asian Studies, based on her fellowship research →
October 22nd 2014
Abe fellow Nancy Snow (2012) builds on the perspective of her fellowship experience to offer nine methods for improving Japan’s public diplomacy storytelling in an article for the Diplomat
October 21st 2014
Abe fellow Mary C. Brinton (1994) was awarded a Northeast Asia Council John Whitney Hall Book Prize by the Association for Asian Studies for her book Lost in Transition: Youth, Work, and Instability in Postindustrial Japan
October 8th 2014
Abe fellow Takashi Yoshida (2005) has been named director of the Soga Japan Center in the Haenicke Institute for Global Education at Western Michigan University →