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The Role of Philanthropy in Postwar U.S.-Japan Relations

Tokyo Workshop
July 12-13, 2003

A fourth workshop was held on July 12-13, 2003, at JCIE's offices in Tokyo. The project team gathered to discuss the drafts and outlines of the results of their research on the various aspects of philanthropic involvement in the U.S.-Japan relationship during the period of 1945-75. The discussions focused on strategies for the final phase of archival research, interviews, and writing.

Agenda

Saturday, July 12

9:00-12:30 Session I

The Role of Philanthropy and Civil Society in U.S. Foreign Relations

• Akira Iriye, Charles Warren Professor of American History, Harvard University

The Evolution of Japan-U.S. Intellectual Exchange

• Makoto Iokibe, Professor, Kobe University; Harvard-Yenching Institute Coordinate Researcher

13:30-17:00 Session II

The Legacy of Japanese Philanthropists and the Role of Japanese Corporate Philanthropy

• Masato Kimura, Director of Research, RYUMONSHA (Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation)

• Hideko Katsumata, Managing Director and Executive Secretary, JCIE/Japan

Foundation Support for Institution-Building in Japan

• Jun Wada, Chief Program Officer, JCIE/Japan; Professor, Kanda University of International Studies

• Seiko Ihara, Assistant Program Officer, JCIE/Japan

Sunday, July 13

9:30-12:30 Session III

Foundation Support for Grassroots Exchange

• Toshihiro Menju, Senior Program Officer, JCIE/Japan

Foundation Support for American Studies in Japan

• James Gannon, Executive Director, JCIE/USA

Foundation Support for Japanese Studies in the United States

• Kim Gould Ashizawa, Senior Associate, JCIE/USA

12:30-14:00 Session IV: Introduction of Overview Chapter