Michael Wills
Executive Vice President
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Kenneth B. and Anne H.H. Pyle Center for Northeast Asia Studies

Named in honor of NBR’s founding president and his wife, the Pyle Center serves as the focal point for NBR’s Northeast Asia–related activities, especially in Seattle. The Pyle Center has a dual mission: (1) to conduct forward-looking research on Northeast Asia, and (2) to serve as a hub through which the region’s emerging generation of scholars, analysts, and policymakers engage in dialogues, exchanges, and network-building opportunities.


New Award honoring Kenneth B. Pyle

The Journal of Japanese Studies (JJS), a twice yearly publication by the Society for Japanese Studies and housed at the University of Washington, has announced a new annual award in honor of Jackson School Professor Emeritus Kenneth B. Pyle, who also was the founding editor of the JJS. The new Kenneth B. Pyle Prize for Best Article in JJS—accompanied by $250—will be awarded annually for a JJS research article published in the previous year. Learn more.

New Book by Kenneth B. Pyle: Japan in the American Century

“A brilliant, elegantly written work destined to become one of the essential books on United States–Japan relations. It reflects Pyle’s broad knowledge and lifelong effort to bring coherence to the grand strategy of the United States since its rise as a dominant power in Asia and the consequences of that strategy for both nations.”

—Ezra F. Vogel, author of Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

Japan in the American Century

The activities below highlight Pyle Center and other NBR events and publications related to Northeast Asia.