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Yasuko Endo Endowed Fund

Yasuko EndoThe purpose of the Endowment is for the support and purchase of books, serials, and other materials to benefit the Japanese Collection.

Yasuko Endo was born in Nishinomiya, Japan in 1930. Educated at Kobe College, she came to the United States in 1950. She received a BA in Philosophy at the University of Illinois and a MA at Cornell University. Yasuko moved to Seattle 1963 and became interested in classical guitar. Yasuko was one of the founders of the Japan Culture Seminar and served as its president from its inception in 1986 until 1992. She was an active participant in the monthly discussions to examine wide ranging topics conversing the relationship between Japan and the U.S. She was an active supporter of the Simpson Center for Humanities at the University of Washington.

This endowment is established to honor Yasuko's interest in Japanese studies.