February 2016

February 10th 2016
Abe Journalist fellow Robert S. Boynton (2009) and Abe Fellowship Program fellow Sheila Smith (2006) discuss “The Bizarre but True Story of Abductions by North Korea” in an episode of public radio’s The Diane Rehm Show

December 2015

December 9th 2015
Abe Fellowship Program fellow Anthony D’Costa (2003) has authored International Mobility, Global Capitalism, and Changing Structures of Accumulation: Transforming the Japan-India IT Relationship (Routledge), based on his SSRC-supported field research →

November 2015

November 19th 2015
In Lifelong Learning in Neoliberal Japan: Risk, Community, and Knowledge (SUNY Press), Abe Fellowship Program fellow Akihiro Ogawa (2009) explores lifelong learning as a means to manage insecurities resulting from a new economic order and increased income disparity, based on his fellowship research →

October 2015

October 19th 2015
The massive open online course "Visualizing Japan (1850s–1930s): Westernization, Protest, Modernity," developed in part by Abe Fellowship Program fellow Andrew Gordon (1995), has been nominated for the Japan Prize in Education Media →
October 13th 2015
In an article for Asia-Pacific Journal, Abe Fellowship Program fellow Andrew DeWit (1998) analyzes efforts by Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and the Liberal Democratic Party to promote renewable energy →
October 8th 2015
Abe Fellowship Program fellow Mireya Solís (2004) argues for a swift ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership by Congress in a Room for Debate piece at the New York Times
October 6th 2015
Abe Fellowship Program senior advisor Linda Grove and committee member and fellow Sawako Shirahase (1999) weigh in on the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology’s directive to national universities to abolish or reorganize humanities and social sciences departments for an Asia-Pacific Journal article considering responses to the reform →

September 2015

September 17th 2015
Abe fellow Toshi Arimura (2005) draws on his fellowship research in An Evaluation of Japanese Environmental Regulations: Quantitative Approaches from Environmental Economics, coauthored with Kazuyuki Iwata, now available from Springer (English and Japanese) →

August 2015

August 24th 2015
Drawing on his fellowship research, Abe fellow Scott Snyder (1997) has coauthored The Japan–South Korea Identity Clash: East Asian Security and the United States, now available from Columbia University Press →
August 21st 2015
"Free Trade for Green Trade": Abe fellow Llewelyn Hughes (2012) coauthored an article in Foreign Affairs
August 19th 2015
Abe fellow Saori Katada (1999) has been awarded an Asia Studies Fellowship at the East-West Center in Washington, DC, to pursue policy-relevant research on "Japan’s Foreign Economic Policy at a Crossroads: TPP, AIIB and the Future of Asia’s Regional Governance" →
August 10th 2015
Drawing from her fellowship research, Abe fellow Akiko Hashimoto (1995) has published The Long Defeat: Cultural Trauma, Memory, and Identity in Japan, now available from Oxford University Press →

July 2015

July 21st 2015
Abe fellow Daniel Aldrich (2006) has coauthored a piece at the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog: "Despite Meltdowns, a Tsunami and Public Opposition, Japan May Soon Restart a Nuclear Power Plant—or Several" →
July 14th 2015
The Abe Program is now accepting applications for its fellowship supporting US- and Japan-based multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern (due September 1) →
July 9th 2015
Transnational Trajectories in East Asia: Nation, Citizenship, and Region, now available in a Routledge series on Asia’s Transformations, includes chapters by Abe fellows Adrian Favell (2005), David Leheny (2002), Yoshiko Nakano (1999), and Kiyoteru Tsutsui (2003) →

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 →

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 →