The East-West Center of Washington, a nonprofit organization which promotes understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific recently featured JASC on their “Asia Matters for America” Blog. The article describes the JASC experience in detail and shares JASC’s storied history. Kunihiro Shimoji (JASC 62, 63) was interviewed for the piece.
Willamarie Moore (JASC 40, 41, 42) has published two Children’s books about Japan, Japanese Traditions: Rice Cakes, Cherry Blossoms and Matsuri and All About Japan: Stories, Song, Crafts and More. Moore lived and worked in Japan for several years, and she is currently the Head of School Programs and Teacher Resources at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Emma Tome represented the University of California, Berkley as a delegate to the 63rd JASC in 2011. In this article on the UC-Berkeley webpage, she describes the reality Japan has been facing from the disaster and an unforgettable moment during the conference with her family in Okinawa.
Christopher M. Brown will be the first student to represent the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in the 78 year history of JASC this summer at the 64th Conference. An article highlighting his hopes for the summer was recently featured on UW-Eau Claire’s News Page: http://www.uwec.edu/News/releases/12/05/0511ChristopherBrown.htm
The group , from left, Frank Olson, Terry Coon, Wataru Umazaki and Judy Van Alstyne participated in JASC 19 in 1967. For 45 years the group has stayed in touch and they recently met in Portland, OR for a reunion.
Carly Lauffer represented University of Idaho as an delegate to the 62nd JASC in 2010 and served as an executive committee member for the 63th JASC in 2011.
This article highlights her special experience with JASC and her passion for studying all things Japan.
Wayne Miller (JASC 41) is acting as a a core extra on medical drama “Body of Proof” on ABC. Depending on the episode, he is cast as either a Crime Scene Investigator or a Medical Examiner. He’s also acted on “Law and Order”, “30 Rock”, and others.
Check out his website to see his full list of roles!
Miryam Sas (JASC 39,40) published a book entitled Experimental Arts in Postwar Japan. In the book, she explores the theoretical and cultural implications of experimental arts in a range of media. Casting light on important moments in the arts from the 1960s to the early 1980s.
Miryam is currently Professor of Comparative Literature, Film and Media at the University of California, Berkeley.