search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - JOSEPH ANDERSON

PF (1974)

Fellow Information:
First Name
JOSEPH
Middle Name
Lewis
Last Name
ANDERSON
Sex
Male
Organization
Independent / retired
Title
Ex-Professor
Contact Address:
Address Type
Home
Address 1
6 Alton Court
Address 2 (optional)
 
City
Brookline
State
MA
Zip Code
02446
Country
United States
Telephone
617-734-1239
Email
jlanderson29@aol.com
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=4128&sid=f33e61c51040abc2f1b9f33308716cc4
Questions:
1. Are you enaged in Japanese Studies?

Answer: C. Yes, I am engaged in Japanese Studies personally, but not at an institution or organization.

Field of Study: Communications (Film & TV)

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

Answer: Currently retired by doing television/motion picture consultant work and academic research in 1) Japan popular theatre (non-classics, non-shingeki, non-shogekijo) and 2) the American entertainment world and European theatrical avant-garde c. 1900.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Now proof reading my two-volume book, "Enter a Samurai: Kawakami Otojiro and Japanese Theatre in the West" (Wheatmark, [march] 2011).<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Preparation of a related website,

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

Answer: D.Other (ICU special student 1955-56)

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: Received JF fellowship in 1965 for research on °∆jidaigeki°« motion pictures while I was Professor of Film, College of Fine Arts, Ohio University. Soon afterwards I was hired for a major management position at WGBH Boston (the primary producer of television programs for PBS) and was concurrently granted full leave (from WGBH) to pursue my JF fellowship in Japan. Due to corporate problems, I was urgently called to Boston and had to give up the fellowship after a month or two. My °∆jidaigeki°« film research and JF fellowship were never completed. While working in the Japan Foundatioon library in Tokyo, my discoveries there shifted my scholarly concerns to the development of °∆shimpa°«, °∆shinhaiyu°« and related matters.<br /> <br /> While subsequently at WGBH, I was active in exchange and training programs with NHK (and to a lesser extent TBS) production personnel. IN 1989 I received the NHK Nihonsho for WGBH.

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: