Graduate Student News

Jyana Browne (Drama) held a Japan Foundation fellowship to conduct dissertation research at Waseda University during the 2013–14 academic year. Her dissertation is on shinjū (love suicides) in early modern Japanese puppet plays.

Nikki Brueggeman (JSIS Japan Studies) was awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies scholarship for Japan Studies for 2014-15.

Zachary Hammer (JSIS Japan Studies) was awarded a Kitto Scholarship for Japan Studies for 2014–15.

Zachary Lim (Linguistics/Asian Languages and Literature) was awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies scholarship for Japanese Studies for 2014-15.

Christopher Lowy (Asian Languages and Literature) received a Chester Fritz Fellowship for International Research, Autumn 2014 (Tokyo).

Cindi Textor (Asian Languages and Literature) received a Chester Fritz Fellowship for International Research, Autumn 2014 (Seoul) and a Fulbright Scholarship, 2015-16 (Tokyo).

Maggie Thorpe (JSIS Japan Studies) was awarded a Kitto Scholarship for Japan Studies for 2014–15.

Joshua Williams (JSIS) was awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies scholarship for Japan Studies for 2014-15.

Several current and former graduate students in Japanese studies presented research at the Association for Japanese Literary Studies at Western Washington University, October 10–12, 2014. Addressing this year’s theme of Religion and Spirituality in Japanese Literature were UW alumni and students Sachi Schmidt-Hori, Jyana Browne, Bonnie McClure, Kaori Igarashi, Sarah Clayton, and Yuki Shigeto.

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