search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - LAWRENCE REPETA

PF (1983)

Fellow Information:
First Name
LAWRENCE
Middle Name
 
Last Name
REPETA
Sex
Male
Organization
Meiji University, Faculty of Law
Title
Professor
Contact Address:
Address Type
Office
Address 1
1-1 Kanda Surugadai
Address 2 (optional)
Chiyoda-ku
City
Tokyo
State
 
Zip Code
101-8301
Country
Japan
Telephone
(03) 3296-4151
Email
repeta@meiji.ac.jp
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3881&sid=bb8a32df9fe299015a72db7fc8972f3d
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 teach law and write on various legal topics. One special interest is government transparency and accountability. In this regard, I work with the following organizations: www.clearing-house.org www.nsarchive.org

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

Answer: D.Other (Primarily through self-study in Japan and the United States.)

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 Fellowship provided me with my first opportunity to research a single topic in great depth. That experience continues to inform my thinking on a great variety of issues. The Fellowship experience also enabled me to develop relationships with a network of Japanese experts. This relationship has remained a constant feature of my career for three decades.

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: Not at this time. I also have experience as an Abe Fellow. This led not only to further research and publication of my own book, but also to collaboration with other Abe fellows. That collaboration included workshops and publication of a book in 2008. (Watanabe and McConnell (eds.) "Soft Power Superpowers," M.E. Sharpe)