search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Takashi James KODERA

PF (1989)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Takashi James
Middle Name
 
Last Name
KODERA
Sex
Male
Organization
Wellesley College
Title
Professor of Religion
Contact Address:
Address Type
Office
Address 1
Department of Religion
Address 2 (optional)
Wellesley College
City
Wellesley
State
MA
Zip Code
02481
Country
United States
Telephone
9782832597
Email
jkodera@wellesley.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3559&sid=d0dfddedacc72d6737b50dec08781715
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: Other

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

Answer: Religion of the "untouchables" of India and 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: The opportunity to do research in Japan, thanks to the Japan Foundation support was most helpful. I was able to study Nara Buddhism, with a focus on the life of Monk Ganjin. Through it, I was able to meet Japanese scholars and the Buddhist clergy in Nara and Kyoto.

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: Continue supporting Japan scholars!