News

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 →

September 2014

September 22nd 2014
Abe Journalist fellow Philip Cunningham (2013) draws on his fellowship research interviewing filmmakers in Beijing for a New York Times op-ed about the Chinese government's promotion of anti-Japanese entertainment: "China's TV War Machine" →
September 16th 2014
At the Atlantic: Sara Mosle uses Abe Journalist fellow Elizabeth Green’s (2010) new book, Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone), as a starting point to discuss challenges to teaching in American schools →
September 8th 2014
Reminder: applications for the Abe Fellowship for Journalists, supporting international reporting on topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan, are due September 15 →
September 5th 2014
Abe fellow Craig Parsons (2012) has published a working paper at Yokohama National University based on his fellowship research: “Marston (1990) Redux in Japanese Autos at the Retail Level: How Much Pricing-to-Market Is Really Going On?” →
September 3rd 2014
In the New York Times Sunday Book Review, Sebastian Stockman examines 2010 Abe Journalist fellow Elizabeth Green’s new book Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone)

August 2014

August 22nd 2014
Reminder: applications for the Abe Fellowship, supporting US- and Japan-based researchers focusing on policy-relevant, contemporary, and comparative or transnational issues, are due September 1 →
August 20th 2014
Abe Journalist fellow Elizabeth Green (2010) has published Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone) (Norton), based on her fellowship research in Japan →
August 5th 2014
Abe Journalist fellow Elizabeth Green (2010) draws on her fellowship research on Japanese teaching methods in a cover story for the New York Times Magazine: "Why Do Americans Stink at Math?" →

July 2014

July 14th 2014
Now open for applications: the Abe Fellowship for Journalists, supporting international reporting on topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan (deadline September 15) →
July 2nd 2014
Now open for applications: the Abe Fellowship, supporting US- and Japan-based researchers focusing on policy-relevant, contemporary, and comparative or transnational issues (deadline September 1) →

April 2014

April 22nd 2014
The Abe Fellowship, supporting US- and Japan-based researchers focusing on policy-relevant, contemporary, and comparative or transnational issues, has selected 12 new fellows →
April 18th 2014
The Abe Fellowship for Journalists, supporting international reporting on topics of pressing concern to the US and Japan, has selected 4 new fellows> →