Our business meeting will be from 6:30 to 7:30 on the evening of Friday, August 31 in Columbus Rooms I and II of the Marriott. This meeting will including a roundtable discussion of contemporary issues in Japan’s political economy, led by Ikuo Kume (Waseda University), Kay Shimizu (University of Pittsburgh), and Kristin Vekasi (University of Maine).
Following that, we will have a happy hour at Cornwall’s (654 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215) at 8pm on the evening of Friday, August 31. If you think there is a good chance that you can make it to the happy hour, please go here and RSVP by Friday, August 23 so that we can make a reservation. All are welcome; please feel free to invite your friends!
On Saturday, the JPSG’s panel will be in the Brandeis room of the Marriott from 2:00-3:30. The theme of the panel is “Voters, Candidates, and Elections in Japan,” and it features four papers by Robert Andrew Fahey (Waseda University), Masahiko Asano (Takushoku University), Kosuke Nakamura (Yokohama City University), Yuya Endo (Waseda University), Tomoko Matsumoto (Tokyo University of Science), Kenneth Mori McElwain (University of Tokyo), Junko Kato (University of Tokyo), and Matthew Carlson (University of Vermont). Michael Strausz (Texas Christian University) will be chair and discussant.
As always, We want to remind you that we collect resources for teaching about Japanese politics, which you can find here. If you have a syllabus, an updated syllabus, or other resources to share, please send Michael Strausz an email.