OverviewBringing Japan to Schools and Communities Nationwide
Education Program sparks interest in Japan through a suite of family, school and educators programs. Our interactive website, About Japan: a Teacher’s Resource, and social networking site for students, Going Global, provide educational tools and connect classrooms throughout the world.
StaffRobert A. Fish, Director, Education and Lecture Programs
Kazuko Minamoto, Deputy Director, Education and Family Programs
Suzanne de Vegh, Program Officer
Ariana Moir, Education Associate
Robert A. FishRobert Fish joined Japan Society in May 2006 as Director of Education and Lecture Programs. Fish previously served as an Assistant Professor of East Asian history at Indiana State University, where he worked extensively with pre-service teachers. His research focuses on the history of childhood and education in 20th-century Japan, and includes a book manuscript near completion about the history of “mixed-blood” orphans in postwar Japan as well as publications regarding the history “textbook controversy” in Japan. Prior to specializing in Japanese studies, he taught social studies at Tenafly High School in New Jersey and English in Wakayama, Japan.
Fish earned a BA in History at Yale University, an MA in Educational Administration at New York University, and a PhD in Japanese History at University of Hawaii at Manoa.