FREEMAN INSTITUTE FOR INFUSING JAPAN STUDIES INTO THE UNDERGRADUATE
HONOLULU, HAWAII MAY 20 - JUNE 8, 2007
Application deadline: February 1
The Japan Studies Association, with a generous grant from the Freeman
Foundation, will conduct a 3 week intensive workshop on Japan for faculty
administrators from two and four-year colleges and universities. The
is for individuals who have little or no prior academic background on Japan
and who wish to begin incorporating Japan Studies into their courses. The
program is open to faculty in the humanities, social sciences, business or
education. Administrators and librarians are also eligible to apply.
The workshop will cover a wide variety of topics relating to Japan,
history, politics, literature, business, and the arts. Its primary purpose
to introduce faculty/ administrators into all aspects of Japanese society so
that they can return to their institutions and begin incorporating Japan
Studies into their courses. It will will have multiple instructors,
drawn from the University of Hawaii, but also including noted scholars from
The workshop will be held at Tokai University in Honolulu, Hawaii. Tokai is
located about a ten- minute walk from Waikiki. Participants will be expected
to arrive at Tokai on Sunday, May 20th by 6:00 PM for opening ceremonies.
obligatory closing banquet is Friday evening, June 8th 2006. One must check
out of Tokai by Sunday, June 10th, unless other arrangements are made with
Tokai staff. Due to the intensive nature of the program, participants are
allowed to bring spouses or domestic partners.
There will be only 20 participants selected for the Freeman Fellowships.
participant will receive up to $600 to cover roundtrip airfare to Hawaii.
Single rooms, some meals and a stipend will be provided. Each college or
university is required to pay a $500 Program Fee for its participant. This
must be paid by May 1st. Completed applications are due electronically by
February 1st. Successful candidates will be notified by February 15th.
Application forms and a sample schedule may be found at the JSA website:
If you have any questions address them to Dr. Joseph L. Overton, President
the JSA at firstname.lastname@example.org
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