search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - ERI YASUHARA

DF (1977), PF (1991)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
California State University, San Bernardino
Dean, College of Arts and Letters
Contact Address:
Address Type
Address 1
College of Arts & Letters, CSUSB
Address 2 (optional)
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino
Zip Code
United States
*Survey URL
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: Literature

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

Answer: At this time, my administrative duties as dean prevent me from teaching or actively engaging in research. I give guest lectures in colleagues' classes (on haiku, Japanese literature, language), participate in conferences from time to time (primarily as panel discussant), do a little editorial work, and do what I can to support the small Japanese program in my college. I hope to return to more active status when I return to the faculty.

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

Answer: A. I learned it at a university. (UCLA)

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: 1982
Field: Literature
University: UCLA, Dept. of Oriental Languages (now Asian Language & Cultures)

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

Answer: I was fortunate to receive both a Dissertation and a Professional Fellowship. Both were critical in advancing my scholarship--my language skills, my knowledge of my field and subject matter--and connecting me with a large network of fellow scholars in both Japan and the U.S. It is no exaggeration to say that these opportunities changed my life.

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: What a wonderful idea! This would be a great way to re-connect with fellow recipients. I would also be interested in hearing about some Foundation staff with whom I worked and who were always so very helpful.