Past Events

  • 2017 Nov 13

    Exhibition: Landscape: Fabric of Details

    Mon Nov 13 (All day) to Thu Dec 21 (All day)

    Location: 

    Main Gallery, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy St. Cambridge

    TORU MITANI
    Design Critic in Landscape Architecture

    About the exhibition: This exhibition of a selection of projects by Toru Mitani and firm, Studio on Site, is about how small things have a significant, perceptual impact on diffuse landscapes. Over the past two decades, Mitani’s work has explored how perception is altered through minute dimensional changes in the prosaic components of everyday landscapes. Incremental variations in the heights and widths of curbs, in the rim of a drain, or the trimming of foliage, when repeated across space, induce shifts in perception intended to make the landscape intensely vibrant and present. Projects by Mitani on display include his Okutama Forest Therapy, Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, and Machida City Hall projects, among 14 total projects in the exhibition.

    For more information of the exhibition, please view here

  • 2017 Nov 07

    Japan’s Trade Strategy in an Age of Rising Protectionism

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Bowie-Vernon Room K262, CGIS Knafel Bldg., 1737 Cambridge St.
    YOICHI SUZUKI
    Ambassador to Kansai, and Ambassador for International Economic Affairs, Government of Japan

    Discussant: Christina Davis, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University

    Moderator: Susan J. Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University

    Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations presentation
    Co-sponsored by Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies
  • 2017 Nov 06

    Growing Service Economy with More Precarious Work? Convergence and Divergence in International Comparison

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave.
    YOKO TANAKA
    Professor of Economic History, International and Advanced Japanese Studies, the University of Tsukuba; HYI Visiting Scholar
    Chair/discussant: Andrew Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University

    Harvard-Yenching Institute lunch talk co-sponsored by the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies
  • 2017 Nov 03

    Conference: Debating Japan’s Constitution: On the Streets, In Parliament, and In the Region

    12:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Belfer Case Study Room S020, Concourse Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.

    Conference: Debating Japan's Constitution: On the Streets, In Parliament, and In the Region

    Moderators: Alexis Dudden, Professor of History, University of Connecticut; Helen Hardacre, Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society, Harvard University; Timothy George, Professor of History, University of Rhode Island; Franziska Seraphim, Associate Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies, Boston College

    For conference schedule and more information, please view here

     
    This international conference is organized by the Constitutional Revision in Japan Research Project at the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University and is co-sponsored by the Asia Center, Harvard-Yenching Institute, the Program on US-Japan Relations, and Reischauer Institute. The conference is free and open to the public.
  • 2017 Nov 03

    Film Series: SHUJI TERAYAMA, Emperor of the Underground

    Fri Nov 3 (All day) to Mon Nov 27 (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard Fim Archive, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St.
    About the filmmaker: "Poet, playwright, novelist, photographer, sports critic, filmmaker and cultural agent provocateur Shuji Terayama (1935-1983) was among the most broadly influential and innovative figures active in the post-WWII Japanese avant-garde. Throughout his all-too-brief but astonishingly prolific and multifaceted career, Terayama deliberately confused boundaries between high and low, between history and myth, while working inventively across different media. Terayama’s intermingling of theater, film and photography was an especially important inspiration for his visionary art practice." - Haden Guest
    For information on films and screening details, please view here

    Harvard Film Archive Film Series
  • 2017 Oct 31

    Advancing Women in Japanese Politics: Breaking Through the Barriers

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    K262 Bowie-Vernon Room, CGIS Knafel Bldg., 1737 Cambridge St.

    MARI MIURA
    Professor of Political Science, Sophia University

    Moderator: Susan J. Pharr
    Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University

    Discussant: Daniel Smith
    Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University

    Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations presentation
    Special Series on the Changing Face of Japan... Read more about Advancing Women in Japanese Politics: Breaking Through the Barriers

  • 2017 Oct 27

    The Dilemma of Bad Karma: Prison Chaplains and the Japanese Correctional System

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Porté Seminar Room S250, Second Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.

    ADAM LYONS
    Reischauer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow (Ph.D. Harvard University 2017, Religion)

    Moderator: Helen Hardacre, Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society, Harvard University

    Reischauer Institute Japan Forum Presentation

  • 2017 Oct 24

    Japan’s Imperial Household and Abdication: The Contemporary Controversy in Historical Perspective

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Bowie-Vernon Room K262, CGIS Knafel Bldg., 1737 Cambridge St.
    KENNETH RUOFF
    Professor of History and Director of the Center for Japanese Studies, Portland State University

    Discussant: Andrew Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University

    Moderator: Susan J. Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University

    Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations presentation
    Co-sponsored by Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

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