News

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 →

January 2014

January 28th 2014
The Abe Fellowship Program is cohosting a symposium on "Possible Futures for Japan," to be held at the University of Southern California on Friday, January 31 (open to the public) →

December 2013

December 10th 2013
Abe fellow Jacques Hymans (2007) has received the 2013 Louis Brownlow Book Award from the National Academy of Public Administration for Achieving Nuclear Ambitions: Scientists, Politicians, and Proliferation (Cambridge University Press) →

October 2013

October 24th 2013
Watch Abe fellow Nancy Snow (2012) discuss the Abe Fellowship and public diplomacy in Japan in an interview with the Public Diplomat
October 24th 2013
Abe fellow Nancy Snow (2012) argues public diplomacy should be the concern of every Japanese citizen in an opinion piece for the Japan Times

September 2013

September 27th 2013
Abe fellow Paul Blustein (2010) argues that "much of what you've heard about the nuclear accident is wrong" in a new article about Fukushima at Slate

August 2013

August 9th 2013
Approaching deadline: submit applications for the Abe Fellowship by September 1 →

June 2013

June 24th 2013
The Abe Fellowship for Journalists, supporting international reporting on topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan, is now accepting applications. Deadline: September 15 →
June 21st 2013
Abe Fellow Daniel Aldrich (2006) has published a new article, "Taking the High Ground: FEMA Trailer Siting after Hurricane Katrina," in Public Administration Review
June 13th 2013
The Abe Fellowship, supporting US- and Japan-based research communities, is now accepting applications. Deadline: September 1 →

May 2013

May 6th 2013
Arbitraging Japan: Dreams of Capitalism at the End of Finance: new book by Abe Fellow Hirokazu Miyazaki (1998) examines the decline of high finance through the lens of Japan in the 1990s and early 2000s (University of California Press) →

April 2013

April 25th 2013
Abe Fellow Jacques Hymans (2007) considers North Korea's path to nuclear weapons in part 2 of the Federation of American Scientists' Strategic Security Blog Q&A "Better Understanding North Korea" →
April 4th 2013
Abe Fellows Richard Samuels (1998) and Narushige Michishita (2006) comment on Japan's increased military assertiveness in an article for the New York Times
April 2nd 2013
Slurp! A Social and Culinary History of Ramen: New book by Abe Fellow Barak Kushner (2007) on Japan's favorite noodle soup as a symbol of its long history with China →

March 2013

March 15th 2013
On PBS NewsHour — watch Emily Taguchi's Abe Fellowship for Journalists (2011) project on post-Fukushima recovery in Minamisoma, Japan: "Japanese Town Hit Hard by Natural and Nuclear Disaster Imagines Renewable Future" →
March 13th 2013
Abe Fellow Leslie Helm (1998) has published Yokohama Yankee: My Family’s Five Generations as Outsiders in Japan
March 6th 2013
Now open for applications: the 2013 Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop. Deadline: May 1 →
March 5th 2013
The National Bureau of Asian Research conducted an interview with Abe Fellow Mary Alice Haddad (2009) related to her research on "Environmental Politics in Northeast Asia: Lessons Learned for North America." →

February 2013

February 25th 2013
Abe Fellow Andrew Oros (2009) was quoted in a New York Times article on what to expect from Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s second term →

January 2013

January 3rd 2013
Abe Fellow Setsuko Kamiya (2009) reports for the Japan Times on new challenges to the practice of double jeopardy in Japan’s courts →