Asian Studies Program

College of Arts and Sciences

 

100 Books about Japan

Suffolk Has Received a Gift of Books from Japan.

Suffolk University was selected by the Nippon Foundation in Tokyo to receive a set of one hundred books in English about Japan. This project by the Nippon Foundation was brought to our attention by Professor Afshan Bokhari of NESAD, and the supporting materials for our application were supplied by Rebecca Fulweiler, Interim Director of the Mildred F. Sawyer Library.

The volumes, most of them recently published, cover the five categories of: Politics and International Relations, Economy and Business, Society and Culture, Literature and Arts, and History. They are all by distinguished authors, both Japanese and Westerners, and include many of the most accepted “standard” titles in each category. The books were chosen by a committee of ten experts with extensive knowledge of Japan.

The Nippon Foundation was established in 1962 as a non-profit philanthropic organization, active in Japan and around the world. Together with more than 20 partner organizations in Japan and worldwide the Foundation is funding and assisting community-led efforts aimed at realizing a more peaceful and prosperous global society.

Suffolk’s much appreciated gift is now on display at the Sawyer Library, in an attractive display created by Director Fulweiler, along with a poster of the Nippon Foundation and an explanation of their book donation program.  A list of the volumes received by Suffolk through this program is attached.

Our thanks to Rebecca and Afshan for their work in making this donation possible.

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