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: Submissions to Cornell University’s 2021 Selden Prize Competition for translations from Japanese is coming up fast! Materials may be submitted electronically or by hard copy by August 1. Translations of works from across all time periods and genres are welcomed! For details see the prize announcement at: 
http://asianstudies.cornell.edu/selden-prize

Articles by Leo Bosner

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Leo Bosner served with the US Government’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Washington, DC from 1979 until his retirement in 2008.  In 2000-2001, he lived and worked in Tokyo under the Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program studying Japanese emergency management systems.  He has been a frequent lecturer and writer in Japan, and in 2011 he was awarded an Invitational Fellowship for Research in Japan by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).  The following article expresses the author’s personal views only. Comments and questions may be sent to the author at Leobosner@hotmail.com