Andrew Horvat
  • Andrew Horvat 
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A Japan-based journalist who has worked as a correspondent for the Associated Press, as well as for publications including the Los Angeles Times and the Independent of London. As Japan representative of the Asia Foundation from 1999 to 2005, initiated a series of public policy forums on unresolved historical problems between Japan and its neighbors that led to the publication of Sharing the Burden of the Past: Legacies of War in Europe, America and Asia. Author and translator of nine books, including Japanese Beyond Words and Kaikoku no susume (Open Up, Japan!).
Criticizing Youth Will Not Make Them Go Abroad2013.01.08

A report earlier this year that the number of Japanese students at US universities had dipped below 20,000 for the first time in a quarter century unleashed a flood of articles lamenting an alleged decline in interest among young Japanese in the world around them. One newspaper carried the headline “Students staying in Japan,” while a commentator writing earlier about the same phenomenon stated…

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