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  • Dianne Chidester
    FREEMAN INSTITUTE FOR INFUSING JAPAN STUDIES INTO THE UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM HONOLULU, HAWAII: MAY 21 - JUNE 9, 2006 The Japan Studies Association, with a
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      FREEMAN INSTITUTE FOR INFUSING JAPAN STUDIES INTO THE UNDERGRADUATE
      CURRICULUM HONOLULU, HAWAII: MAY 21 - JUNE 9, 2006

      The Japan Studies Association, with a generous grant from the Freeman
      Foundation, will conduct a 3 week intensive workshop on Japan for faculty
      and administrators from two and four-year colleges and universities. The
      workshop 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,
      including history, politics, literature, business, and the arts. Its primary
      purpose is 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.

      The workshop will have multiple instructors, primarily drawn from the
      University of Hawaii, but also including noted scholars from other
      universities.

      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 21st by 6:00 PM for opening ceremonies.
      The obligatory closing banquet is Friday evening, June 9th 2006. One must
      check out of Tokai by Sunday, June 11th, unless other arrangements are made
      with the Tokai staff. Due to the intensive nature of the program,
      participants are not allowed to bring spouses or domestic partners.

      There will be only 20 participants selected for the Freeman Fellowships.
      Each 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 fee 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:

      <http://www.japanstudies.org/freemaninfo.htm>.

      If you have any questions address them to Dr. Joseph L. Overton, President
      of the JSA at <overton@...>.


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