Auer receives prestigious Japanese award

Photo courtesy of Heiki Miki (MBA’96).

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe presented the prestigious Seiron Taisho (Sound Argument) award to James E. Auer, senior lecturer in Asian studies, emeritus, during a ceremony held in Tokyo March 7.

Auer, a veteran naval officer who founded the Center for U.S.-Japan Studies and Cooperation at Vanderbilt in 1988, was the 31st recipient of this annual award and the first non-Japanese citizen to receive it. The award is presented by Japan’s Sankei Shimbun newspaper.

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