Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Dr. Farrell / From Black Ships to a Black President talk, April 13

Here's an update from the Japan America Society about Dr. Farrell's upcoming talk.
We hope to see you all there.


Dr. William Farrell, Chairman of National Association of Japan America Societies to
Speak in Cincinnati on April 13.

Nationally recognized Japan expert Dr. William Farrell will speak in Cincinnati
about the history of US-Japan Relations.  His presentation, titled:  "From Black
Ships to a Black President, Images and Reality in US-Japan Relations" will portray
how Japan and the United States have viewed each other since Commodore Matthew
Perry´s black ships steamed into Yokohama in 1853 to open up Japan to international

Presented by the Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati and hosted by Taft,
Stettinius & Hollister LLP,  Dr. Farrell will speak on Wednesday, April 13, 2011
from 5~6:00 pm at the Taft Center (425 Walnut Street, Cincinnati). The cost is $10
for the general public, free for students.  

More information is available at the Japan America Society web-site,,
or at 513-579-3114.

Dr. Farrell holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Michigan;
his connection to Japan began with the Defense Department in 1968.  He has since
served as Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Tokyo, and as
chairman of a consulting company focused on Asia.  

The presentation in Cincinnati will use woodblock prints, postcards (the internet of
the 1890´s), and political cartoons to tour through the history of US-Japan
interaction from the time of Perry through modern times, placing today´s
international situation in perspective.

Steve Rindsberg

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