Past Events

  • 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

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    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

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    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

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

  • 2018 Jun 02

    Objects of Use and Beauty: Design and Craft in Japanese Culinary Tools

    Location: 

    Fuller Craft Museum (455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA)
    Sat - Sun, Jun 2 to Oct 28, 12:55pm - 12:55pm

    Opening Reception: Sunday, June 3, 2:00-5:00 pm

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    Sponsored by the Caroline R. Graboys Fund, the Japan World Exposition 1970 Commemorative Fund, and the Japan Foundation, NY. Co-curated by Debra Samuels and Merry White

  • 2018 May 16

    Akiyama Yo: Ceramic Sculpture and the Philosophy of Arche

    Location: 

    Barbara and Theodore Alfond Auditorium (Auditorium G36), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    7:00pm to 8:00pm

    YO AKIYAMA, ceramist; professor, Kyoto City University of Arts

    Widely recognized as one of Japan’s preeminent sculptors, Akiyama Yo has devoted his career to exploring the dynamics of the ceramic process. Each of his powerful objects explores the tensions of binary relationships such as solid-void, gravity-antigravity, formation-destruction, and examines the compression of time. Akiyama discusses the encounter between the artist’s creative vision and the physical properties of the material with which he works.

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    Presented by Rad Smith Program in Japanese Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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