Minister for Foreign Affairs Honors UM Karashima Professor Emerita Judith Rabinovitch

rabinovitch holding award

The Consul General of Japan Yoichiro Yamada presented UM Professor Emerita Judith Rabinovitch with the Foreign Minister’s Commendation for 2017 in Helena earlier this month. Rabinovitch was recognized for her contributions promoting Japanese studies research in the United States.

Rabinovitch has furthered the friendship between Japan and the United States through sister state exchanges and projects, which have introduced Japanese culture to students throughout the region. Since her retirement in 2015, Rabinovitch has continued her Japanese kanshi – or Sinitic court poetry – research activities as the Karashima Tsukasa Professor Emerita of Japanese Language and Culture at UM.

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