Stuart Kandell has received a Fulbright Global Scholars Grant to study creative aging in Japan and Germany. He recently returned from two months in Japan where he presented at an international conference on "Smart Ageing" at Tohoku University in Sendai (north of Fukushima). He interviewed 25 older artists (from age 60 - 88) for his research. An article on his work and life appeared in the Nikkei BP Online News, Japan's largest business online magazine.