Past Events

  • 2018 Apr 24

    Marketcraft: How Governments Make Markets Work

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Bowie-Vernon Room K262, 2nd Level, CGIS Knafel Bldg., 1737 Cambridge St.
    STEVEN VOGEL
    Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkley

    Discussant:
    Peter Hall, Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Department of Government, 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 Apr 20

    Literary Ambulation: Tourism, Author Worship, and Hunting for the Past in Contemporary Japan

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Porte Seminar Room S250, 2nd Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.
    SARI KAWANA
    Associate Professor of Japanese, University of Massachusetts Boston

    Moderator: Karen L. Thornber, Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and of Comparative Literature; Victor and William Fung Director, Harvard University Asia Center; and Chair, Harvard University Asia Center Council, Harvard University

    Reischauer Institute Japan Forum Presentation 
  • 2018 Apr 18

    Rethinking Gender and Agency in The Tale of Genji

    5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Porte Seminar Room S250, 2nd Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.

    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?

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Bowie-Vernon Room K262, 2nd Level, CGIS Knafel Bldg., 1737 Cambridge St.

    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

    9:30am to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    S020, Belfer Case Study Room, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge, St.

    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

     

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  • 2018 Apr 10

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

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Bowie-Vernon Room K262, 2nd Level, CGIS Knafel Bldg., 1737 Cambridge St.

    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

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Porte Seminar Room S250, 2nd Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.
    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

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Porte Seminar Room S250, 2nd Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.

    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

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Kang Seminar Room (S050), Concourse Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St

    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

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
    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

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