The Japan Foundation Institutional Project Support (IPS) Grant supports graduate students to conduct research in Japan, with additional support from the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS).
Laurel Taylor is a second-year student in the UI's M.F.A. in Translation program who conducted research on the culture of translation in Tokyo in the summer of 2016. At Iowa, she is translating short stories and a novel by the contemporary Japanese novelist Shibasaki Tomoka, a participant in the International Writing Program for 2016. Read about her travel experience here.
In 2017, Paul Capobianco will begin a lecturer position at the Kyushu Sangyo University Language Education and Research Center in Fukuoka, Japan. He intends to defend his dissertation at the University of Iowa sometime in 2017 or early 2018. Data collected from his research has appeared in language studies journals and is presently being revised for resubmission in anthropology, communications studies, and Japan studies journals. Read about his travel experience.