Two University of Washington students won a recent essay contest held by the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington, which was sponsored by All Nippon Airways.
Alan Williams, an English & Cultural Studies graduate student at the University of Washington, was selected as the winner. His submission, “Japan Can Halt the Threat of Sino-US (Cold) War,” discussed the implications of the current trend towards U.S. isolationism and shrinking military presence in Asia.
Elissa Lee, an undergraduate student, was chosen as runner-up. Her submission, “Assessing the U.S.-Japan Alliance: Can Japan Do More?” discussed the need for stronger Japanese militarism in today’s shifting status quo.
Williams got two round-trip ANA tickets from Seattle to Tokyo.
Lee got an ANA gift bag.