Takeshita, a professor at Meiji University in Tokyo - one of the
most prestigious universities in Japan - spent a day at the School
of Communications Jan. 12.
He is a researcher
in the field of agenda setting and is spending the 2003-2004 academic
year in the United States, working in the School of Journalism at
the University of Texas at Austin.
He came to
North Carolina to visit Dr. Don Shaw at the University of North
Carolina - Chapel Hill, and visited Elon to talk with Dr. Brad Hamm
and meet other faculty members and international students. Takeshita
said North Carolina is "the holy place for agenda-setting researchers.
It's a pilgrimage."