University of Washington

Current and Recent Graduate Students in Japan Studies

BRYSON CRANE
blcrane@uw.edu
 
Hometown Tifton, Georgia
Previous Degrees BA in History from the University of Georgia
Current Program MA candidate in Japan Studies
Interests

Meiji era ideological movements and their impact on Japan's modern history, international relations of Japan and Northeast Asia


QIANNAN ZHANG
lingxincaoring@gmail.com

Hometown Beijing, China
Previous Degrees BA in Economic from the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Current Program MA candidate in Japan Studies
Interests

International Relations in East Asia, Japanese History and Society


AUSTIN ROYSE
aroyse@uw.edu

Hometown Upper Arlington, OH
Previous Degrees BA in English Literature from Wheaton College
Current Program MA candidate in Japan Studies
Interests

Meiji era issues of modernization and identity, postwar economic institutions, and Japanese political nationalism.


NIKKI BRUEGGEMAN
nikkirb@uw.edu

Hometown Walla Walla, WA
Previous Degrees BA in History from Washington State University
Current Program MA candidate in Japan Studies
Interests

Japan's place in the international system, internationalization of Japanese higher education, and the Global 30 Program, Japan's Security and International Relations.


MAGGIE THORPE
thorpe90@uw.edu

Hometown Tuscon, AZ
Previous Degrees BA in Japanese Linguistics and Journalism from the University of Washington
Current Program MA candidate in Japan Studies
Interests

Media and technology and its influences on Japanese society and international relations.


Recent Alumni 

ROB HAGER
robhager@uw.edu
Hometown Dallas, TX
Previous Degrees BA in History from the University of Texas at Dallas
Current Status Translator
Interests

US-East Asian relations, jingisukan


STEPHEN MAURO
mauros@uw.com

Hometown Fredericksburg, VA
Previous Degrees BA in History from the University of Mary Washington
Current Status  
Interests Postwar Japanese history, Civil society and politics

JACOB POWELL
jakepowe@uw.edu

Hometown Lynnwood, WA
Previous Degrees BA in Film from Eastern Washington University
Current Status  Studying in Japan
Interests

Japanese society and anthropology, Japanese language study


NATHAN STACKPOOLE
nstack
@uw.edu


Hometown Kirkland, WA
Previous Degrees BA in East Studies from Beloit College
Current Status  Studying in Japan
Interests Modern Japanese History, US-East Asian relations

ZHAONING ZHOU
zz35@uw.edu

Hometown Shenyang, China
Previous Degrees BA in Japanese Language and Literature (Simultaneous Interpretation) from
Beijing International Studies University
Current Status  Working at Microsoft as a localization specialist.
Interests

Japanese business and political-economy, financial and tax accounting


  

BRENTON BUCHANAN
buchanab@uw.edu

Hometown Boise, ID 
Previous Degrees BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Japanese and East Asian Studies) from Boise State University
Current Status  
Interests

Intersection of history and memory, Nagasaki and Hiroshima atomic memory, travel and tourism as vehicles for national subjectivities, memoryscapes, critical gaming theory and gaming culture


KAITLIN FORGASH
kforgash@
uw.edu


Hometown New York City, NY
Previous Degrees BA in Japan Studies from the Evergreen State College
Current Status  Pursuing a Ph.D. in History from UC-Berkeley
Interests Heian Culture, Women's History, US-Japan Relations, Post-World War II Occupation Period

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EMILY IKEDA
emikeii@uw.com

Hometown Whittier, CA
Previous Degrees BA in Japanese Literature from the University of Washington
Current Status Founder of My Japan Plan
Interests Globalization and internationalization of Japanese products, Japanese soft diplomacy

SAMUEL LEDERER
slederer@gmail.com

Hometown Litchfield, CT
Previous Degrees BA in English and Art History from Darmouth College, MA in Japan Studies from the University of Washington
Current Status MBA Candidate at Duke
Interests

Japanese energy policy and international energy markets


BRIAN MAYER
brmayer@uw.edu

Hometown Chicago, IL
Previous Degrees BA in Economics from the University of Southern California, MA in Japan Studies from the University of Washington
Current Status Working at KPMG Japan
Interests

Japanese business and political-economy, financial and tax accounting


ISAAC MEYER
ijmeyer@uw.edu

Hometown Peekskill, NY
Previous Degrees BA in Asian History from Wesleyan University, MA in Japan Studies from the University of Washington
Current Status Working at Nintendo America
Interests

Japanese Imperial Military History


SAM TIMINSKY
sjt6@uw.edu

Hometown Bridgewater, NJ
Previous Degrees BA in History from Marist College, MA in Japan Studies from the University of Washington
Current Status Attending the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies
Interests Modern Japanese Intellectual History

HIRO SASADA
hasada@fc.ritsumei.ac.jp

Hometown Kunamoto, JP
Previous Degrees BA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, MA in Asian International Relations from the University of California, San Diego, Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Washington
Current Status Associate Professor of International Studies at Hokkaido University
Interests Political Economy of Japan

 

Japan Studies Program
University of Washington
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
japan@uw.edu

Ken Tadashi Oshima
Program Chair
206.221.5681
koshima@uw.edu

Ellen Eskenazi
Outreach and Program Development
206.685.9997
japan@uw.edu

Martha Walsh
Senior Program Associate
masako@uw.edu