Past Events

  • 2016 Dec 02

    Benjamin Smith Lyman and Lyman's Law: Linguistic Research by an American Geologist in Early Meiji Japan

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Kang Room S050, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Timothy Vance
    Professor, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics

    Moderator: Wesley Jacobsen
    Professor of the Practice of the Japanese Language, Harvard University
    Director, Japanese Language Program, Harvard University

  • 2016 Nov 07

    The Architecture of Buddhist Kingship in Medieval Kyoto

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Porté Room S250, Second Level, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Matthew Stavros
    Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies, University of Sydney
    Guest Professor, Institute of East Asian Art History, Heidelberg University

    Moderator: David Howell
    Professor of Japanese History, Harvard University

    *Please note that this event is held on Monday.

  • 2016 Nov 04

    Documentary Film Screening: Okinawa: The Afterburn (Okinawa: Urizun no Ame)

    4:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Tsai Auditorium S010, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

    John Junkerman
    Director, Oscar-nominated Documentary Filmmaker, and Long-term Resident of Japan

    Moderator: Alexander Zahlten
    Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

    *Please note the time and location of this event.

  • 2016 Oct 28

    Animated Suspension: Scenes of Indeterminacy in Manchukuo's Japanese-Language Short Fiction

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Kang Room S050, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

    John Szostak
    Associate Professor Art History, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

    Moderator: Yukio Lippit
    Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University
    Johnson-Kulukundis Family Director of the Arts, Radcliffe Institute

  • 2016 Oct 21

    Documentary Film Screening: Tsukiji Wonderland

    4:00pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street

    Naotaro Endo
    Director

    Naiko Teshima
    Producer

    Kazuha Okuda
    Producer

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

    *Please note the time and location of this event.

  • 2016 Oct 07

    Reconstruction after Natural Disasters: Lessons from Kobe, Tohoku, and Kumamoto

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Porté Room S250, Second Level, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Makoto Iokibe
    Chancellor, Prefectural University of Kumamoto
    Senior Fellow, WCFIA Program on US-Japan Relations, Harvard University

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

  • 2016 Sep 30

    Philosophies of Money in Early 18th Century Japan

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Kang Room S050, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Federico Marcon
    Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies and History, Princeton University

    Moderator: Shigehisa Kuriyama
    Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History, Harvard University
    Chair, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

  • 2016 Sep 23

    Documentary Film Screening: Tell the Prime Minister

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Kang Room S050, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Eiji Oguma
    Director and Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University

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

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