Lecture Will Look at Financial Lessons from Japan

The Business and Economics Dept. presents a talk which will address what we can learn from Japan regarding a world crisis in financial markets. Heather A. Montgomery, Associate Professor of Business and Economics at the International Christian University in Tokyo, will address “The Global Financial Crisis: Lessons for the West from Japan.” Read More»


East Asian Studies Alum Returns from Fulbright

Joshua Solomon 2008 majored in East Asian Studies with a minor in Japanese and Music. He is studying at the University of Chicago, where he is finishing the second year of a Ph.D. program. After graduating from Ursinus, Solomon left on a yearlong Fulbright Fellowship to Tsugaru, Japan. His research topic was Tsugaru-jamisen, a kind of three-stringed banjo, and the community of people who play it. Read More»


Traditional Japanese Folk Music

Joshua Solomon 2008 is a graduate student at The University of Chicago’s East Asian Literatures and Civilizations Program. After graduation from Ursinus, Solomon was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study the history of a Japanese instrument called a Tsugaru-jamisen. He describes it as, “a kind of three-stringed Japanese banjo. Read More»