Mar. 8, 2016—Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe presented the prestigious Seiron Taisho award to James E. Auer, senior lecturer in Asian studies, emeritus, during a ceremony held in Tokyo March 7.
Jan. 29, 2016—James Auer, who while teaching at Vanderbilt has worked for nearly three decades to strengthen U.S.-Japanese relations, will be honored March 7 in Tokyo by the Sankei Shimbun newspaper.
Dec. 18, 2015—Read about the latest faculty, staff and student awards and achievements.
Jun. 17, 2015—The Vanderbilt University Japan Alumni Chapter held its inaugural meeting June 12 at the Tokyo American Club with approximately 50 alumni in attendance.
May. 9, 2014—Twenty retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 9, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.
Oct. 18, 2013—James Auer, director of the Center for U.S.-Japan Studies at Vanderbilt, was honored by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during an Oct. 12 meeting in Tokyo.
May. 16, 2013—Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements.
Apr. 10, 2013—Rising tensions in the Korean peninsula have Japan, South Korea and the United States on full alert for a possible missile launch from North Korea. “A major worry now is North Korea’s young leader, who may not understand the constraints of reality that his grandfather and father didn’t publicly acknowledge but implicitly understood,” said James...
Apr. 2, 2013—North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is either leading his country’s military or being led by that military into a rhetorical battle with the United States, South Korea and Japan that he and his generals cannot win, according to James Auer, director of Vanderbilt’s Center for U.S.-Japan Studies and Cooperation.
Mar. 11, 2011—Vanderbilt is reaching out to those who may have been affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Apr. 6, 2009—James Auer, director, Center for U.S.-Japan Studies at Vanderbilt; retired naval commander, can discuss North Korea's military threats to Japan and the U.S. and the implications of their recent missile test. Auer was stationed in Japan and the Western Pacific during his naval career and was the special assistant on Japan with the office of the Secretary of Defense. He has written numerous articles and made presentations addressing East Asian security and defense policies. He is co-author of "Japan: America's New South Korea?" published in the journal Current History. He recently spoke at The National Defense Academy of Japan on "The Obama Administration and U.S. – Japan Defense Relations."
Sep. 22, 2006—The stage is set for Shinzo Abe to become Japan's new Prime Minister Sept. 26 following his election as the leader of the country's ruling party.