East-West Center Announces 2014 Japan Studies Fellows


(WASHINGTON, D.C.) May 23 -The East-West Center has announced the appointment of three 2014 Japan Studies Fellows at the East-West Center in Washington. The fellowship provides residence of three or six months to scholars and analysts who wish to undertake policy-relevant research and writing on key issues of relevance to the U.S.-Japan partnership, including in the diplomatic, politico-security, economic, social and international fields.

Mary McCarthy is currently an Associate Professor at Drake University. She will conduct research on “Identity Through Historical Memory: The ‘Comfort Women’ Issue in U.S.-Japan Relations.”

Ender Ricart is currently a Researcher at the University of Chicago. She will conduct research on “Caring for an Aging Population: U.S.-Japan Comparative Research into the Potential of Adopting a Prevention-Based Approach”.

Aiko Shimizu is currently a Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellow at Pacific Forum CSIS. She will conduct research on “U.S.-Japan Natural Gas Cooperation and its Impact on Economy and National Security.”

This class represents the third year of the Japan Studies Fellowship in Washington, D.C. Fellows are supported through residence at the East-West Center in Washington and field research in Japan. In addition to research and writing, fellows give one public seminar during their residency. For more information on this fellowship opportunity, visit www.eastwestcenter.org/ewc-in-washington/visiting-fellows/japan-studies-fellowship.

For more information, please contact Chris Feddersen at [email protected].