M.A. Thesis: American Catholicism and the Appeal of Zen Buddhism
In the M.A. program Jason focused on Japanese Religions, American Buddhism, and Buddhist-Christian Studies. His thesis examined the Catholic interest in Zen Buddhism. Jason currently lives in Kyoto, Japan. He works part-time as an English instructor and as a lecturer. This year he will be teaching a course on Japanese Religions at Osaka Gakuin University. He has also been involved in the relief efforts after the disasters of 3/11. He manages a project that assists affected children with their educational needs called After School Lessons For Tohoku Children (www.aslftc.com).