Campus Highlights

Andrew L. Markus Memorial Lecture

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
7:30 PM
Kane Hall 225
Edward Kamens

Sumitomo Professor of Japanese Studies, Yale University

This lectureship was established in memory of Andrew L. Markus, Associate Professor of Japanese Literature at the University of Washington from 1986-1995. Established through the generosity of family and friends, this annual lecture honors Professor Markus’s contribution to the study of Asian languages and literatures, and is the premier lecture in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature. 

Griffith and Patricia Way Lecture

Monday, May 13, 2013
7:00 PM
Kane Hall 225
Michiyo Morioka
From Honolulu to Japan: Frances Blakemore’s War Propaganda Leaflets, 1944

This annual event was endowed in 2006 through the generosity of the community, and friends and family of Griffith and Patricia Way in honor of the Way’s lifelong passion for Japan which continues to enrich and educated our community.

Japanese Studies Colloquium

In February 2013 the UW will host a colloquium titled, “Japanese Studies in Japan and the U.S.: Comparative Perspectives on Japanese Language and Culture.” The colloquium will feature presentations by three Kobe University graduate students who did some of their graduate work at the UW, together with presentations by current UW graduate students through the Department of Asian Languages and Literature.

Japan Business Roundtable

In October, the roundtable event “Social Media: For Your Business?” was co-sponsored by Japan-America Society, Japan Business Association, Foster School of Business and the JSIS Japan Studies program. Nearly 100 attendees enjoyed the presentations from a variety of organizations and also the reception following. Ryan Loren, Foster MBA 2013 and president of the Global Business Association, commented afterward: “For me… Having spent nearly seven years living and working in Japan, as well as interning over the summer at one of the world’s largest PR and ad agencies (that also has a big social media team), I knew this would be a good opportunity to network and meet industry leaders who work internationally, have a connection to Japan, and are involved in social media.”  Participating organizations included Microsoft with Ivy Worldwide Inc., Starbucks, Nico-Nico, PSP, Inc., and Nikkei Concerns and moderated by Jackson School of International Studies Professor Marie Anchordoguy.

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