Asahi Shimbun, Japan's largest newspaper with a circulation of more than 19 million. He is the author of six
books related to economics, one of which Managing the
Dollar, is an international best-seller. His books have
received numerous awards and high critical recognition,
including the Sakuzo Prize-Japan's most prestigious
award for work in the social sciences-for Managing the
Dollar: From the Plaza to the Louvre (1988).
Mr. Funabashi was a Nieman fellow at Harvard
University, where he studied the theory of economic
security. Additionally, he served as Asahi's correspondent in Washington and won the 1985 Uyeda
Prize (often called Japan's Pulitzer Prize) for excellence
in reporting on international affairs.
Mr. Funabashi was born in Beijing in 1944 and
graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1968. In
addition to Japanese, he is fluent in Chinese and
English. His address, "The U.S.-Japan Economic
Entanglement," which is sponsored by the John Brown
Cook Association and the Athenaeum, begins at 7:00
p.m., and is preceded by a reception at 5:30 and dinner
Sign-ups for this event should have been received
before semester break. Even if you did not sign up for
dinner, you are still encouraged to attend the address.