Belmont University Research Symposium (BURS)

At Home in Tennessee Grant: Research for Japan America Society of Tennessee

Publication Date



Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of


Asian Studies, Department of

BURS Faculty Advisor

Ronnie Littlejohn

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation


The “Being at Home in Tennessee” project is funded by a Public Awareness Initiative Grant from the Japan-America Society of Tennessee. The project has as its principal goal to gather data in order to determine the perceived needs of Japanese nationals when arriving, living, and working in Tennessee. While there is considerable anecdotal information about needs of the Japanese workers and residents in Tennessee, in order to plan sustainable programming and structures to contribute to residents’ sense of belonging and thriving during the period they are in Tennessee, more concrete and actual data is needed. There is a need for a central, ongoing pool of information which may be utilized to encourage, support, and enable Japanese residents to find their time in middle Tennessee rewarding and meaningful.

Student researchers working with the grant will provide an overview of its activities.

Overview of Project Bradford Kearney

Contact List (how built, etc) Claire Huang

Current Guide to Tennessee (highlights) Nathaniel Amezcua

Additions/Suggestions for Improving Guide Megan Nolen and Elena Overstreet

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