search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - ROBERT LEFLAR

PF (1991), SF (2005)

Fellow Information:
First Name
ROBERT
Middle Name
B
Last Name
LEFLAR
Sex
Male
Organization
University of Arkansas School of Law; University of Arkansas for
Title
Arkansas Bar Foundation Professor
Contact Address:
Address Type
Office
Address 1
1045 West Maple St.
Address 2 (optional)
 
City
Fayetteville
State
AR
Zip Code
72701
Country
United States
Telephone
(479) 575-2709
Email
rbleflar@uark.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3869&sid=ef139be0bc6a416ca2c8c75e31ddcc17
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: Law

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

Answer: I am a law teacher, specializing in health law. My scholarship includes comparative research on Japanese health law and policy, with a particular focus on patient safety issues.

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

Answer: D.Other (After elementary language studies at Harvard and Waseda, I learned Japanese on my own, through research activities and intervie)

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: My fellowships (JFF, Abe) provided essential support for my research and publications on Japanese health law. I could not have progressed in my career without Japan Foundation assistance.

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: This is an excellent plan. An international conference, to take place during the summer (perhaps in Hokkaido) on a broad variety of topics, might be a superb showcase for the Japan Foundation program's successes, as well as a way of bringing together the Japan studies diaspora.