To build on Brad Richardson’s contribution to the OSU, the State of Ohio and the community of Japan-related scholars and professionals, the OSU Institute for Japanese Studies (IJS) has inaugurated the Brad Richardson Memorial Fund. Brad Richardson was Professor of Political Science, the IJS founding Director, and a former Honorary Consul General of Japan for Ohio. Brad passed away last year in January. The Memorial Fund will be used to propel us vigorously towards the same goals that Brad promoted. Namely, the funds will be used to support academic and outreach activities that promote Japanese Studies on campus and that enhance the interest, knowledge and discourse on Japan-related topics in the academic communities and general public.
Thank you to everyone who helped us to reach our goal of $10,000 for the Brad Richardson Memorial Fund this March! It is amazing to see how many lives he impacted throughout his career on campus and in the community.