Past Events

  • 2018 Sep 21

    The Heisei Monarchy (1989-present) and the Future of the Japanese Monarchy

    Location: 

    Porte Seminar Room S250, 2nd Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.
    4:15pm to 5:45pm

    KENNETH RUOFF
    Professor in the Modern History of East Asia and Director, Center for Japanese Studies, Portland State University


    Moderator: Helen Hardacre, Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religion and Society

    Reischauer Institute Japan Forum Lecture Series co-sponsored by the Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations

  • 2018 Sep 20

    Workshop: Myth and Ritual in Ancient Japan (in Japanese)

    Location: 

    Porte Seminar Room S250, 2nd Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.
    1:00pm to 6:00pm

    OrganizerHelen Hardacre, Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religion and Society, Harvard University
    Presenters:
    Prof. Sasō Mamoru, Director, Museum of Shinto, Kokugakuin University
    Prof. Hirafuji Kikuko, Director, Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics, Kokugakuin University
    Prof. Watanabe Takashi, Kokugakuin University
    Prof. Daitō Takaaki, Museum of Shinto, Kokugakuin University
    Mr. Kimura Daiki, Museum of Shinto, Kokugakuin University
    Discussants:
    John Bentley, Professor of Japanese, Northern Illinois University
    Kenneth Ruoff, Professor of History, Portland State University
    Matthieu Felt, Assistant Professor, University of Florida
    Melissa McCormack, Professor of Japanese Art and Culture, Harvard University
    Please view here for the details
  • 2018 Sep 18

    North Korea as a Nuclear Weapons State

    Location: 

    Belfer Case Study Room S020, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.
    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    VIPIN NARANG
    Associate Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Ambassador NOBUYASU ABE
    Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs (2003-06); and Commissioner, Japan Atomic Energy Commission (2014-17)

    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 Sep 14

    The Japanese Enthronement Ceremonies of 2019: Ancient Ritual Meets Contemporary Politics

    Location: 

    Kang Seminar Room S050, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.
    4:15pm to 5:45pm

    HELEN HARDACRE
    Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religion and Society, Harvard University

    Moderator: Mary C. Brinton, Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology and Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard Universiy

    Reischauer Institute Japan Forum Lecture Series co-sponsored by Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations

  • 2018 Sep 11

    Bringing Outsiders In: Women and Foreign Workers in Elite Jobs in Japan

    Location: 

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

    HILARY HOLBROW
    Academic Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies, Department of Sociology, 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
  • 2018 Sep 04

    Political Corruption and Scandals in Japan

    Location: 

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

    STEVEN REED
    Professor of Modern Government, Chuo 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
  • 2018 Jul 24

    The Edo Period Roots of Katakori and Yakult

    Location: 

    Roppongi Hills Club (6-10-1 Roppongi, Tokyo)
    7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Please note that this event will be held in Tokyo

    Speaker: SHIGEHISA KURIYAMA, Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History, Harvard University

    For event details and registration information, please view here

    Harvard Club of Japan Seminar Series
  • 2018 Jul 04

    Japan’s Demographic Dilemma: Causes and Consequences

    Location: 

    Roppongi Hills Club (6-10-1 Roppongi, Tokyo)
    7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Please note that this event will be held in Tokyo

    Speaker: MARY C. BRINTON, Reischauer Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

    For event details and registration information, please view here

    Harvard Club of Japan Seminar Series

  • 2018 Jun 16

    日本のダーク・ツーリズム -グローバル、国、市民の視点-

    Location: 

    Mirai Hall, Kyoto Gakuen Uiversity, Uzumasa Campus
    1:00pm to 2:15pm

    Please note that this event will be held in KYOTO

    Speaker: ANDREW GORDON, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor, Harvard University

    For event details and registration information, please view here 

    Kyoto Gakuen University 50th Anniversary Special Lecture co-sponsored by Harvard University Asia Center

  • 2018 Jun 11

    Traces of Buddhism, Daoism, and Popular Religion in East Asian Religious Icons

    Location: 

    Center for Informatics in East Asian Studies, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University (47 Kitashirakawa higashiogura-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto)
    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Please note that this event will he held in KYOTO

    Speaker: JAMES ROBSON, Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

    For event details and registration information, please view here

    Anna Seidel Memorial Lecture by Ecole francaise d'Extreme-Orient and Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University

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