search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - K.W. JAMES ROCHOW

PF (1982)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Environmental/International Consultant
Contact Address:
Address Type
Address 1
33 Alexandria Drive
Address 2 (optional)
Oxon Hill
Zip Code
United States
(301) 567-1206
*Survey URL
1. Are you enaged in Japanese Studies?

Answer: D. No, I am not engaged in Japanese Studies at all.

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

Answer: Working as a legal/policy consultant addressing international environmental and sustainable developmen problems. Engaged in running an NGO -- the Trust For Lead Poisoning Prevention -- concerned with toxics pollution in the developing world. Also working on natural resources and post-conflict reconstruction issues in West Africa (esp. Liberia) for organizations such as the World Bank and the UN Development Programme. In addition, teaching international environmental law as an adjunct professor, most recently at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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

Answer: D.Other (Basic: New School for Social Research, NYC; Advanced: private tutoring at U. of Pennsylvania)

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 Japan Foundation Fellowship provided an invaluable experience and benefited me in many ways. Most directly, it enabled me to incorporate Japanese law and policy into my international environmental law courses at both U. S. and Japanese universities in a sophisticated way. More broadly, my experience expanded my understanding of comparative and international environmental law and the comparative study of societies by allowing me to do sustained research that penetrated the stereotypes that prevail in the U. S. concerning Japan.

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: The network should allow Fellows to indicate areas of interest in addition to their professional specialties so a cross-fertilized exchange of ideas and opinions can take place.