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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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Professor Andrew Gordon Featured on CNN to Discuss Japanese Imperial Transition

Andrew Gordon (Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard Yenching Institute Acting Director) recently made an appearance on CNN to discuss the Japanese imperial transition on the first day of the Reiwa Era. The full segment "Japan's Emperor Naruhito Takes the Chrysanthemum Throne" (CNN, April 30, 2019) can be found here.

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Dialogue with Professors Ezra Vogel and David Plath at Midwest Japan Seminar, Ohio Wesleyan University

On April 6, 2019, Ezra Vogel (Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus) and David Plath (Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Illinois) discussed their early fieldwork experiences in Japan at Ohio Wesleyan University's Midwest Japan Seminar. The video recording can be found here on OWU's event page.

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