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The Survey Reports on Japan-Related Regional Activities in the United States (Vol. II)

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), a nonprofit organization that supports U.S.-related grass-roots exchange and regional ties, commissioned the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) to conduct surveys of locally based U.S.-Japan exchange activities in the early 1990s, in both the United States and Japan. Over a two-year period beginning in July 1991, state-by-state research was conducted in the United States, with the findings for twenty-four states and the District of Columbia presented in Volume I, published in March 1993. This volume presents the findings for the remaining 26 states.

Each chapter in the volume contains most of the following information on U.S.-Japan exchanges for a specific state: historical background, economic relations with Japan, educational programs and exchanges, state and municipal exchange activity, cultural events and exchanges, and attitudes towards Japan. An appendix to each chapter lists all local organizations involved in international activities.

An initial chapter summarizes these results, stating that "bilateral relations have diversified into an intricate web of regional ties." The chapter notes that attitudes toward and knowledge of Japan varies, often depending on the presence of a local Japanese-American community or the effect on the local economy of Japanese direct investment or economic competition.

Chapters

Integrative Summary
Alabama
Stanley E. Easton, Professor of Education, Jacksonville State University
California (Northern)
John Tate, Department of Political Science, University of California at Berkeley
Lisa Madigan, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California at Berkeley
California (Southern)
Yuko Kawanishi, University of California, Los Angeles
Colorado
Kathy Krauth, Consultant, Rocky Mountain Region Japan Project, Social Science Education Consortium
Lynn Parisi, Director, Rocky Mountain Region Japan Project, Social Science Education Consortium
Connecticut
Linda S. Wojtan, Coordinator, National Precollegiate Japan Projects Network
Idaho
Gerald F. Draayer, Professor, Department of Economics, Boise State University; Executive Director, Idaho Council on Economic Education
Kansas
G. Cameron Hurst III, Director, Center for East Asian Studies; Professor of History, University of Kansas
Patricia E. Weiss, Director, Mid-America Japan in the Schools Program, University of Kansas
Louisiana
Gregory A. Levitt, Assistant Director, Center for the Pacific Rim, University of New Orleans
Edward Lazzerini, Director, Center for the Pacific Rim, University of New Orleans
Massachusetts
Joan Sigel Schuman, Consultant, Recruiting New Teachers, Inc.
Peter K. Frost, Chair, History Department, Williams College
Michigan
Julie Purvis-Smith, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and Detroit Council for World Affairs, Wayne State University
Frederic S. Pearson, Director, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and Detroit Council for World Affairs, Wayne State University
Missouri
Katherine Cochrane, Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for International Affairs, Center for International Affairs, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Nebraska
Thomas F. Cargill, Professor of Economics, University of Nevada, Reno
New Hampshire
Mamoru Mitsui, President, Mitsui Consulting Service
New Jersey
Anthony F. Suglia, Director (retired), Affiliated Councils and Centers Division, National Joint Council on Economic Education in cooperation with the New Jersey Council on Economic Education
New Mexico
Wallace H. Lopez, Director, Center for the Study of Japanese Industry and Management of Technology, University of New Mexico
Lee H. Smith, Associate Director, Center for the Study of Japanese Industry and Management of Technology, University of New Mexico
New York
Kenneth D. Balick, President, Trans-Pacific Consulting Group
North Dakota
Robert W. Reinke, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Business, University of South Dakota
Robert W. Wood, Professor, Coordinator of International Studies, School of Education, University of South Dakota
Stephen L. Tracy, Assistant Professor and Director, Business Research Bureau, School of Business, University of South Dakota
Ohio
Chadwick F. Alger, Mershon Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Mershon Center, Ohio State University
Audrey L. Morrissette, Mershon Center, Ohio State University
Oklahoma
Sidney DeVere Brown, Professor, Department of History, and Director, Asian Studies Program, University of Oklahoma
Rhode Island
George L. Pamental, Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Management, Rhode Island College
South Carolina
W. Dean Kinzley, Professor, Department of History, University of South Carolina
South Dakota
Robert W. Reinke, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Business, University of South Dakota
Robert W. Wood, Professor, Coordinator of International Studies, School of Education, University of South Dakota
Stephen L. Tracy, Assistant Professor and Director, Business Research Bureau, School of Business, University of South Dakota
Utah
Masaji Watabe, Special Instructor, Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages, Brigham Young University
West Virgina
Jack L. Hammersmith, Associate Professor, Department of History, West Virginia University
Wyoming
Thomas C. Kennedy, Professor, Department of History, University of Wyoming

Tokyo: The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, 1994

ISBN 4-87540-011-XC; 837 pages; paper

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