Past Events

  • 2018 Apr 18

    Rethinking Gender and Agency in The Tale of Genji

    Location: 

    Porte Seminar Room S250, 2nd Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.
    5:00pm to 6:30pm

    RAJYASHREE PANDEY
    Reader, Asian Studies, University of London

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

    Sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

  • 2018 Apr 17

    Public Broadcasting in the Age of Fake News: Can NHK, NPR or the BBC Save Democracy?

    Location: 

    Bowie-Vernon Room K262, 2nd Level, CGIS Knafel Bldg., 1737 Cambridge St.
    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    HENRY LAURENCE, Associate Professor of Government and Asian Studies, Bowdoin College

    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

  • 2018 Apr 13

    Asia Center 20th Anniversary

    Location: 

    S020, Belfer Case Study Room, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge, St.
    9:30am to 6:30pm

    Co-sponsored by Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Korea Institute, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations

     

    Harvard Asia Center 20th Anniversary logo

    This spring marks the 20th anniversary...

    Read more about Asia Center 20th Anniversary
  • 2018 Apr 10

    Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Associates’ Panel: New Opportunities and Challenges in the Japanese Economy

    Location: 

    Bowie-Vernon Room K262, 2nd Level, CGIS Knafel Bldg., 1737 Cambridge St.
    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Diversity and Inclusion in ‘Japan Inc’: Women and Foreign Workers in Japanese Multinationals
    Hilary Holbrow, Postdoctoral Fellow

    Energy Utilization after the Paris Agreement
    TOSHIO KURUMURA, Tokyo Gas Company, Ltd.

    Establishing a Legal Framework for the Sharing Economy
    AYA MIYAI, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry


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

    Discussant: William Grimes, Professor of International Relations and Political Science, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University

  • 2018 Apr 06

    Neighborhoods of Refuge: Supportive Housing, Gentrification, and Ontological Security in Tokyo’s San’ya and Osaka’s Kamagasaki

    Location: 

    Porte Seminar Room S250, 2nd Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.
    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    MATTHEW MARR
    Associate Professor of Sociology, Florida International University

    Moderator: Mary C. Brinton, Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

    Reischauer Institute Japan Forum Presentation co-sponsored by Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations
  • 2018 Apr 06

    Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Associates’ Panel: Evolving State-Society Relations in Japan and the U.S

    Location: 

    Porte Seminar Room S250, 2nd Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.
    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Social Movements against Domestic Violence in Japan
    KANOKO KAMATA, Community Organizing Japan


    Public-Private Collaboration in Cybersecurity
    SHOICHI ITO, National Police Agency

    Americans’ Changing Collective Memory about the Decision to Use Nuclear Weapons in 1945
    DAISUKE KAWAKAMI, Yomiuri Shimbun

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

    Discussant: Mary Alice Haddad, Professor of Government and Chair, College of East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University


    Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations

  • 2018 Apr 05

    Korea and a Japan Divided

    Location: 

    Kang Seminar Room (S050), Concourse Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St
    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    ALEXIS DUDDEN
    Professor of History, University of Connecticut 

    Chair: Carter Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History, Harvard University

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs; Co-sponsored by Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies... Read more about Korea and a Japan Divided

  • 2018 Apr 05

    Evidentiality in Japanese

    Location: 

    Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    YANG WENJIANG 
    Associate Professor of Japanese linguistics, Nankai University; Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute

    Chair: C.-T. James Huang, Professor of Linguistics, Harvard University

    Discussant: Susumu Kuno, Professor of Linguistics, Emeritus, Harvard University

    Harvard-Yenching Institute lunch talk co-sponsored by Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies
  • 2018 Mar 27

    Asia's Growing Generation Gap: Causes and Consequences

    Location: 

    Belfer Case Study Room S020, Concourse Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.
    4:15pm to 6:15pm

    Panelists
    HAEJOANG CHO, Emerita, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Yonsei University, Korea
    HIROSHI ISHIDA, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan
    TERESA KUAN, Department of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    YIFEI SHEN, Department of Sociology, Fudan University, China

    ModeratorElizabeth Perry, Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute

    This roundtable aims to exchange ideas about the sources and possible significance of generational differences in contemporary Asia. We hope to discuss the question of how recent trends in social media, popular culture, education, demography, labor markets, etc., have led to differences in identity and outlook between young people and their parents in various Asian countries, and what the future impact of such generational differences may be. Are the younger generations of different Asian countries being drawn closer together by shared technology and popular culture, or are they being pushed further apart by growing nationalism, for example? 

    Harvard-Yenching Institute Annual Forum, co-sponsored with the Asia Center, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, the Korea Institute and the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

  • 2018 Mar 27

    East Asia’s Maritime Disputes and U.S.-China Rivalry

    Location: 

    Bowie-Vernon Room K262, 2nd Level, CGIS Knafel Bldg., 1737 Cambridge St.
    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    ADMIRAL DENNIS BLAIR
    Chairman of the Board and Distinguished Senior Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA; U.S. Director of National Intelligence (2009-10); Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Command (1999-2002)

    TAYLOR FRAVEL
    Associate Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    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

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