College of Community and Public Service

Mini-study Abroad Opportunity In Japan

Date: October 3, 2013

Drs. William Crawley and Naoki Kanaboshi are taking GVSU students to the Japan Center for Michigan Universities for the course Opening New Opportunities for Understanding Japan, which explores the mechanisms of the low crime rate in Japanese society. Drs. Crawley and Kanaboshi embarked on a joint venture to Japan this summer and each experienced their own kind of homecoming. For Dr. Crawley, it was an opportunity to return to the Japanese Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU) where he lived and served as Resident Director in 2009. Dr. Crawley’s background includes training as a criminologist, and his research has included examining transnational crime and comparative criminal justice systems. Dr. Kanaboshi is a native of Japan, having studied law at Aoyama Gakuin University and Waseda University before attending graduate school at the University of Wisconsin. Their objective for this trip, and for spending time at JCMU, involved sharing a number of professional experiences while laying the groundwork for a GVSU study abroad course and setting the stage for future research endeavors.

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