A Fulbright honeymoon year in Japan & onward – John Hancock – Asia 1975

A Fulbright honeymoon year in Japan & onward – John Hancock – Asia 1975

In 1975, John L. Hancock (1923-2008) received a Fulbright year abroad to offer urban studies at the University of Tokyo & other Japanese schools.  His lecturing extended through a Fulbright-supported summer tour of schools across Japan, throughout Asia, & onward to Australia & New Zealand.

As his wife — we married within days of departing for Tokyo to spend our ‘honeymoon’ there — I accompanied him.  We lived in an authentic Japanese minka w/ shoji & tatami, & enjoyed exploring & shopping in a traditional neighborhood, as pictured.

We had the pleasure of meeting with Senator Fulbright and convening with other Fulbright scholars when he made a visit to Japan.  We attended several Fulbright reunions.

Thank you, Senator Fulbright and Fulbright Association colleagues then & since.

John Hancock – Fulbright to Asia 1975

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