Online meeting with the UAF Professor Walter Skya


On September 21, Mr. Aniya and Mr. Howard, staff member of the Consular Office, exchanged views online with UAF Professor Walter Skya (Asian Studies).


Since, Professor Skya is profoundly well-versed in Japanese history, Mr. Aniya asked how he got interested in Japan, and Professor Skya mentioned when he was a high school student he made a friendship with a second-generation Japanese-American high-school history teacher who was also his judo coach, and this triggered him to start practicing Judo, and that he studied Japanese political history at the University of Tokyo.


In addition, Professor Skya, Mr. Aniya, and Mr. Howard exchanged views on recent global and Asian situations, Professor Skya's personal involvement in Japan and Asia, and his recent research activities and books.