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Andrew Horvat

Senior Fellow at the Center for Japanese Research
University of British Columbia

Journalist turned academic, Horvat covered the Asia Pacific region from the 1970s to the 1990s as Tokyo-based correspondent for the Associated Press, Southam News, the Los Angeles Times, the London Independent and American Public Radio. From 1999 to 2005, as Japan representative of the Asia Foundation, a San Francisco-based non-profit, Horvat organized public policy programs on immigration, minority issues and the role of historical reconciliation in regional integration in Europe and Asia. From 2008 to 2013 Horvat directed Stanford University’s overseas studies program in Kyoto where he taught courses in modern Japanese history and translation which he continued to do until March 2023 as visiting professor at Josai International University. Horvat has received fellowships from the David Lam Centre at Simon Fraser University, the National Foreign Language Center in Washington DC and the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University, where his work on the internationalization of the Japanese language was funded by an Abe Shintaro Fellowship. Horvat has advised the Japan Foundation on Japanese language policy and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation on exchanges between Japan and Central European countries. For his journalism work he received a Citation for Excellence in Business Reporting from the Overseas Press Club of America. He is past president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan where he continues to serve on membership and professional activities committees. Horvat is co-editor of Sharing the Burden of the Past: Legaices of War in Europe, America and Asia (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Asia Foundation, Tokyo, 2003). He has contributed chapters to edited volumes on European and Asian attempts at dealing with the legacies of colonialism and war. He is the author of two popular books on language learning and collected essays in Japanese for general readers. Horvat has translated works by Japanese novelist Abe Kobo including his full length essay, “The Frontier Within.” Horvat obtained his B.A. and M.A. in Asian Studies from the University of British Columbia.

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