search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Marie ANCHORDOGUY

DF (1984), PF (1991)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
University of Washington
Professor, Japan Studies
Contact Address:
Address Type
Address 1
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Thomson Hall, Box 353650
Address 2 (optional)
Zip Code
United States
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1. Are you enaged in Japanese Studies?

Answer: A. Yes, I am engaged in Japanese Studies at a university or research institution.

Field of Study: Political Science/Economy

2. Please describe what you are currently doing. (If you have your own website or any relevant site, provide its URL.)

Answer: I teach and research about Japanese business and political economy.

3. Where did you acquire your most advanced Japanese language training for your research?

Answer: B. I learned it at a special language training school. (The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies)

4. Have you ever participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme?

Answer: NO

5. Have you earned a doctoral degree?

Answer: YES
Year: 1986
Field: Business
University: University of California, Berkeley

Optional Inquiry:
1. Please describe briefly how the Japan Foundation Fellowship experience influenced your career.

Answer: The Japan Foundation has profoundly influenced my career. I had a dissertation grant, a research grant, and later a CGP Abe Fellowship grant from the Japan Foundation. My university received one of the ten "Tanaka Ten" grants that the Foundation made to US universities in 1974. The Foundation also supports the Journal of Japanese Studies, which I am a co-editor of and which is the top journal in the field. The Foundation supports the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies; I studied there and so have many of my students. Many conferences and other events I have attended have been supported by the Japan Foundation. Without Foundation support, Japan Studies in the US would simply be much much weaker. And if the Foundation is weakened, it will have a major negative impact on Japan Studies Programs and scholars in the future.

2. The Japan Foundation is planning to create a network or forum among past Japan Foundation fellows. Please let us know if you have any suggestions in terms of themes, format, etc.

Answer: I think it is a wdonerful idea to form a network. I do not have any specific suggestions about format or themes.