Mar 13, 2014

Third “Voices” Booklet Now Online and In Print

The articles uploaded on the Sylff website in 2013 have been compiled into the February 2014 edition of Voices from the Sylff Community. The booklet contains 16 articles on such topics as democratic governance, international relations, war and history, and musical expression, representing the diverse and global nature of the Sylff community. The Tokyo Foundation is pleased to have received many contributions from fellows around the world last year.

One feature of Voices 2014 is a section on SRA & SLI. More than two years have passed since Sylff Research Abroad (SRA) was re-launched in 2011 to support the activities of doctoral candidates, and it is now bearing fruit, as demonstrated by the many articles based on SRA research in this edition. There are also two pages of photos at the back of the booklet featuring the many outstanding fellows whom members of the Tokyo Foundation had the pleasure of meeting in 2013.

The booklet can also be downloaded as a PDF file here.

We Want to Hear Your “Voice”

We are always eager to receive YOUR contributions to the Sylff site. Reports of your academic or social action achievements should be submitted to the Tokyo Foundation at leadership[at]

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Voices from the Sylff Community
February 2014


A Lesson in Leadership: Organizing the Jadavpur Tenth Anniversary Celebration Aritra Chakraborti,
Nikhilesh Bhattacharya
Bulgaria and Japan: From the Cold War to the Twenty-first Century Evgeny Kandilarov
A Friendly Midsummer Get-Together in Tokyo The Tokyo Foundation
Lessons That Will Last a Lifetime Panju Kim
A Prescription for Halting Deflation The Tokyo Foundation
Is There a Link between Music and Language? How Loss of Language Affected the Compositions of Vissarion Shebalin Meta Weiss
In Search of the New Historians: Fieldwork in the “Holy Land” Khinvraj Jangid
National Policy in the Local Context Exploring the Influence of “Guest” Workers in Fernie, British Columbia Laurie Trautman
From Promise to Reality: Kisumu Leadership and Development Conference Mari Suzuki
Responses to Anti-Semitism in Pre-World War II South Africa Myra Ann Houser
Voicing Violence: Constructing Meaning from Narratives by Children in Red-Light Districts of South Kolkata Anindita Roy
Japan's Ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Salla Garsky
Qualitative Research as a Collaborative Enterprise Paulina Berrios
Armed State-Response to Internal Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka Sreya Maitra Roychoudhury
List of SRA Awardees
List of SLI Awardees
Jadavpur University Celebrates “10 Glorious Years”
Many Rewards, Some Challenges in 20 Years at Athens
A Community of Future Leaders: Meeting with Sylff Fellows in 2013