search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Harumi BEFU

PF (1973)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Harumi
Middle Name
 
Last Name
BEFU
Sex
Male
Organization
Stanford University
Title
professor emeritus
Contact Address:
Address Type
Home
Address 1
501 Portola Rd.
Address 2 (optional)
Apt. 092
City
Portola Valley
State
CA
Zip Code
94028
Country
United States
Telephone
650-424-4421
Email
befuh@stanford.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3269&sid=a8036f3dda9740c080e144cee1a8e373
Questions:
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: Anthropology & Archaeology

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

Answer: 1. Researching on Japanese culture and society. Working on a paper on the concept of "Japan" 2. Teaching a course on minorities in Japan.

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

Answer: C. I am a native Japanese speaker.

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

Answer: NO

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

Answer: Provided research fund to go to Japan to do research on gift giving.

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: JF fellows all know each other who belong to the same discipline, such as history or poliitcal science. No need to reinvent the same kind of network. More interesting to crosscut such conventional boundaries. Fellows of the same year, fellows who researcvhed in the same prefecture/region, fellows who have done comparative research in country x or y or z may be more interesting ways of networking.