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Professor James Robson Interviewed by Nikkei Business

Professor James Robson (James C. Kralik and Yunli Lou Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and William Fung Director, Harvard University Asia Center) has been interviewed for an article by Nikkei Business discussing the "power of place."

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Three RIJS Faculty Named to Endowed Professorships

During the fall of 2019, three Reischauer Institute faculty have been named to endowed professorships: David L. Howell, Robert K. and Dale J. Weary Professor of Japanese HistoryYukio Lippit, Jeffrey T. Chambers and Andrea Okamura Professor of History of Art and ArchitectureKaren L. Thornber, Harry Tuchman Levin Professor in Literature

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Sky Russell (Harvard College '20) Featured in Local Japanese Newspapers for Work in Tenryumura, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

During July and August 2019, Sky Russell (Harvard College, History of Art & Architecture, '20) was featured in several local Japanese newspapers for her work in Tenryumura, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, as part of the Japan Summer Service-Learning Program (JSSL) organized by Middlebury College.

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Professor Mary Brinton quoted in New York Times article about women opting out of marriage in Japan

Mary Brinton, Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology and director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard was quoted in a recent The New York Times article about women opting out of marriage in Japan.

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Harvard Gazette Features Shōtoku Exhibit, Curated by Rachel Saunders

Sculpture: Shotoku Taishi at Age TwoOn June 5, 2019, the Harvard Gazette featured an article about the sculpture Shōtoku Taishi at Age Two, a promised gift of Walter C.

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