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Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting 2010

March 30, 2010

Japan Foundation Annual Reception at the AAS Conference

The Association of Asian Studies (AAS) held its four-day, annual conference in Philadelphia from March 25-March 28 and was attended by approximately 3,000 Asian studies scholars from all over the world. The AAS annual meeting seeks through panels, roundtable discussions, seminars, film screenings, et al, to make possible an exchange of information among scholars to increase their understanding of East, South, and Southeast Asia. http://www.aasianst.org/annual-meeting/index.htm

This Conference continues to have a great impact on the field and for the promotion of Japanese Studies. As part of the AAS annual meeting, there were over 100 academic presses and commercial publishers who exhibited recent publications, translated editions of works of Japanese literature, and other various publications on Japan.

The Japan Foundation and Center for Global Partnership hosted its annual reception on Friday evening to provide its friends and colleagues in the field an informal setting for socialization and networking. This year’s reception provided an excellent networking opportunity for policy experts, scholars and students, as well as current and prospective JF grantees and alumni, and educators from around the world.

Along with JF/CGP, the Japanese Rekishi-Shiryo Center and CLAIR (Council of Local Authorities for International Relations) joined us during the evening, with their own advertising tables.

The Japan Foundation would like to express its appreciation to AAS and all of those who joined us at the reception. We hope to see you all again next year in Hawaii!