search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Michael MOLASKY

RF (2000), SF (2002)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Michael
Middle Name
S.
Last Name
MOLASKY
Sex
Male
Organization
 Hitotsubashi University (Graduate School of Social Science
Title
 Professor
Contact Address:
Address Type
Home
Address 1
 Graduate School of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University
Address 2 (optional)
2-1 Naka, Kunitachi
City
Tokyo
State
 
Zip Code
 186-8601
Country
Japan
Telephone
 
Email
molaskyjp@yahoo.co.jp
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3777&sid=6d64a1908bd3e89683ffba06080376ec
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: Since moving to Hitotsubashi University from the University of Minnesota in April 2010, I have been teaching advanced undergraduate seminars and graduate courses related to music cultures, sociology of music, etc. My recent research has focused on the Japanese reception of jazz and its cultural transformations, particularly in the postwar decades. I continue to be engaged on research on postwar Japanese cultural history in general.

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

Answer: D.Other ( )

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: I was fortunate to receive two research fellowships from the Japan Foundation, which enabled me to pursue research for my book, 『戦後日本のジャズ文化――映画・文学・アングラ』(青土社、2005年)[_The Jazz Culture of Postwar Japan--Film, Literature, the Underground_, published in Japanese by Seidosha in 2005), and this, in turn, led to my recent book, 『ジャズ喫茶論――戦後の日本文化を歩く』(筑摩書房、2010年)[_The Jazz Coffeeshop--Travels Through Postwar Japanese Culture_](Published in Japanese by Chikuma shobo in February 2010).

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: