Past Events

  • 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
  • 2017 Oct 20

    Animal Socialities: Healing and Affect in Japanese Animal Cafes

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Kang Seminar Room S050, Concourse Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.

    AMANDA S. ROBINSON
    Reischauer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow (Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh 2017, Anthropology)

    Moderator: Theodore C. Bestor, Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology, and Director, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University

    Reischauer Institute Japan Forum Presentation

  • 2017 Oct 17

    Permeable Policymaking: Foreign Firms, Cross-National Coalitions, and Varieties of Sectoral Liberalization in Japan

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    KRISTI  GOVELLA
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University; Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, University of Hawai‘i, Manoa

    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... Read more about Permeable Policymaking: Foreign Firms, Cross-National Coalitions, and Varieties of Sectoral Liberalization in Japan

  • 2017 Oct 13

    The Politics of Heat: the "Ondol Problem" and Forest Conservation in Colonial Korea

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

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

    DAVID FEDMAN
    Assistant Professor of History, University of California, Irvine

    Moderator: Ian J. Miller, Associate Professor of History, Harvard University

    Reischauer Institute Japan Forum Presentation
    Co-sponsored by Korea Institute

  • 2017 Oct 10

    Why the Fishhead Faces Left and Other Tales: Learning from Food Workers in Japan

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Bowie-Vernon Room K262, CGIS Knafel Bldg., 1737 Cambridge St.
    MERRY WHITE
    Professor of Anthropology, Boston University

    Moderator: Theodore C. Bestor, Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology and Director, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

    Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations presentation
    Co-sponsored by Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies
  • 2017 Sep 27

    Gallery Tour and Talk : IRRESOLUTION: The Paintings of Yoshiaki Shimizu

    3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse Gallery and Tsai Auditorium S010, Concourse Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.

    3:00 - 4:00pm Gallery Tour with Artist Yoshiaki Shimizu
    Location: Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse Gallery

    4:00 - 5:00pm Presentation by Curator Yukio Lippit, Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University, in conversation with Artist Yoshiaki Shimizu
    Location: Tsai Auditorium S010

  • 2017 Sep 26

    Sino-Japanese Relations: What Went Wrong after 1992

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    EZRA VOGEL
    Henry Ford II Professor of Social Sciences Emeritus, 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 the Asia Center and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

  • 2017 Sep 22

    But is it Art? The Reception of Post-War Japanese Prints

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Kang Seminar Room S050, Concourse Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.

    CHRISTOPHER REED
    Liberal Arts Professor of English and Visual Culture, Penn State College of the Liberal Arts

    Moderator: Melissa McCormick, Professor of Japanese Art and Culture, Harvard University

    Reischauer Institute Japan Forum Presentation

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