UPDATED Friday, March 11, 2011: Dean Tsutsui is blogging from Tokyo about today’s tsunami and earthquake. Visit this link to read his updates.

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The 2011 Japanese American Leadership Delegation in KyotoDedman College Dean William Tsutsui is visiting Japan as a member of the Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD). Sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, JALD seeks to engage Japanese American leaders in furthering relations between the United States and Japan. The 13-person delegation will visit Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo, and will meet with high-level Japanese leaders in government, business and education.

Dean Tsutsui’s visit ends March 12 – until then, experience the sights, sounds and culture of Japan through his eyes via his SMU Adventures blog.

(Right, the 2011 Japanese American Leadership Delegation in Kyoto.)

> Read more about JALD from SMU News
> Find more adventurous reading at SMU Adventures