search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - TIMOTHY J. CURRAN

DF (1978)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Global Technology Distribution Council
Contact Address:
Address Type
Address 1
141 Bay Point Drive NE
Address 2 (optional)
St Petersburg
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: Business

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

Answer: I manage an international trade association of the world's largest technolgy distributors. My members, with sales over $100 Billion have offices and operations all over the world including Japan.

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

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

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: 1983
Field: Political Science/Economy
University: Columbia

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

Answer: The Japan Foundation Fellowship enabled me to conduct field research in Japan on US-Japan economic negiotiations and made it possible for me to interview sneior Japanese pol;itical and economic officials. This led to the publication of my research and an invitation to join the first US-Japan Wiseman's Group to provide research support for their efforts. Today, I manage an active interanational organization and also teach international business in an MBA program. Although Japan is not the direct focus of my work I remain very intersted in Japan's role in Asia and the world.

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: I am interested to become more involved in current Japaese political, economic and business affairs because I believe Japan has a large contribution to make to solving the world's social and economic problems. Please keep me informed as you build your new forum and let lme know if I can help. With best regards, Tim Curran