Japan Studies at Dartmouth: Educating Global Citizens

A conference celebrating Mitsui & Co.’s support of Japanese studies at Dartmouth College

NOVEMBER 8TH & 9TH, 2013

Dartmouth’s Japan studies faculty members are hosting a two-day conference, Japan Studies at Dartmouth:  Educating Global Citizens, on Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9, 2013. The aims of the conference are to recognize Mitsui & Co.’s support of Japanese studies at the College, including the establishment of the Mitsui Chair in the Study of Japan, and to showcase what instruction on Japan and the Japanese language has meant for alumni and continues to mean for students going forward. Many alumni who have embarked on careers involving Japan will participate in panels relating their studies at Dartmouth to their work experiences. The conference will also feature a panel of current students who will present research projects relating to Japan. The conference’s keynote speaker will be Martin Fackler ’89, Tokyo Bureau Chief for the New York Times, who will give a public lecture titled “A Journalist’s View of the Fukushima Accident and Japan’s Missed Opportunities for Change.”


The conference organizers are Steven Ericson, Yusaku Horiuchi, and other Dartmouth faculty members engaged in Japan-related teaching and research.


The conference is sponsored by the Dean of Faculty Office.