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Yoshida garners Abe Fellowship

Feb. 18, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Dr. Takashi Yoshida, assistant professor of history at Western Michigan University, has been awarded the Abe Fellowship by the Social Sciences Research Council in coordination with the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.

The Abe Fellowship is named for a former prominent Japanese statesman. The grant will enable Yoshida to take a year's leave of absence to conduct research in Japan, China, Korea and the United States for his new project, "Remembering War, Commemorating Colonialism: A Comparative Analysis of Postwar Japanese Peace Activism and Museums."

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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