Seminar Series at Portland State University Focusing on Asia and Pacific Rim
Author: Angela D. Abel (503-725-8763) Office of Marketing and Communications
Posted: January 23, 2006

Portland State University's Master of International Management (MIM) program and the Center for Japanese Studies will be hosting seminars focusing on the growing markets of Asia and the Pacific Rim. All lectures are free and open to the public. For more information please contact Jeff Millard at 503-725-2291 or at

Monday, February 20, 2006, 1 - 3 p.m. PSU Neuberger Hall, Room 407 (724 S.W. Harrison)
"The Koizumi Surprise: Japan Moves to a New Politics,"
by T.J. Pempel, professor of Political Science and Director for the Institute of East Asian Studies at UC Berkley.

Tuesday, April 4, 2006, 6 - 8 p.m., PSU Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 236 (1825 S.W. Broadway)
"Brand Strategy and Entrepreneurial Success in Japan: The story of 'Hello Kitty' and Mr. Tskuji,"
by Ken Belson, Staff Writer, Business Section for the "New York Times."

Master of International Management Program
Housed in the School of Business Administration at Portland State University, the Master of International Program (MIM) program provides students with international as well as general business skills, proficiency in a foreign language and an understanding of political and economic environments in which global business leaders work. Additionally, the PSU MIM program strives to create a strong cross-cultural learning community among its diverse student body through a cohort structure and team-building activities, resulting in relationships that endure far beyond graduation.

Center for Japanese Studies
The Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) at Portland State supports research and facilitates understanding on Japan and the Japanese-American experience among students, faculty and the greater Portland community, providing a forum for related academic activities and the exchange of ideas. The Center is committed to preparing PSU students to become leaders in business, government, arts and the academy by fostering cross-cultural understanding.

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For Immediate Release (#06-009)

Source:Jeff Millard (503-725-2291)
MIM Program Director, School of Business Administration