Celebrate Founders' Day

WAA: Japan Chapter (Kobe/Ashiya) Founders’ Day Celebration

June 30 - 4:30PM - 8:00PM
Yodoko Geihinkan, 3-10 Yamate-cho, Ashiya, Hyogo 659-0096
Cost: ¥1,000

For 170 years, the UW has changed lives around the world. Be a part of this exciting Founders’ Day celebration. When Badgers connect, great things happen!

Enjoy dinner and a special presentation:

The Unexpected Origins of the Division in Korea


David Fields MA’09, PhD’17 — associate director of the Center for East Asian Studies at UW–Madison

The division of Korea resulted in one of the most tragic wars of the 20th century and spawned a conflict that is still smoldering after 70 years. Despite the enormous consequences of this division, the reasons for it are poorly understood. Why did Americans care about Korea at all in August of 1945? Why did they undertake an occupation they had no plans for? David Fields will address these and other questions in this talk based on his new book, Foreign Friends: Syngman Rhee, American Exceptionalism, and the Division of Korea.

Event Information

The venue is a 10-minute walk north from Hankyu Ashiyagawa Station or a 15-minute walk northwest from JR Ashiya Station. Limited parking spaces are available.

The program will begin at 5 p.m. Afterward, join us for a barbecue party at the home of Yoshikuni Yamamoto MBA’86, president of WAA: Japan Chapter. Mr. Yamamoto’s home is a 15-minute walk from the program venue.

Register by June 21.

We will accept cash at the door.

If you have questions regarding directions, accessibility, or other event details, contact Kazutoshi Ueno ’86 at jvfa@ccy.ne.jp +81 090-3583-2358.

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