Past Events

  • 2017 Nov 06

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

    Location: 

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

    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

    Location: 

    Belfer Case Study Room S020, Concourse Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.
    12:30pm to 6:00pm

    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

    Location: 

    Harvard Fim Archive, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St.
    Fri Nov 3 (All day) to Mon Nov 27 (All day)

    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

    Location: 

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

    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

    Location: 

    Porté Seminar Room S250, Second Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.
    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    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

    Location: 

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

    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

    Location: 

    Kang Seminar Room S050, Concourse Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.
    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    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

    Location: 

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

    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

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