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David Odo publishes article about Isabella Stewart Gardner's 1883 Japan travel albums

David Odo, Director of Academic and Public Programs, Division Head and Research Curator at the Harvard Art Museums, recently published an article with the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum about Gardner's travel albums from a trip through Japan in 1883. In this article, Dr. Odo discusses what these photos, purchased from commercial studios and pasted into albums, reveal about global tourism in the 19th century.

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RIJS Director Mary Brinton featured in The Yomiuri Shimbun for Japan Cabinet Office presentation

Mary Brinton, Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology and Director of the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, was recently featured in The Yomiuri Shimbun article "少子化 育児異次元の変革へ" ("Birth Decline: childcare and its transformation to another dimension").

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RIJS Japanese Boatbuilding Workshop Featured in Niigata Nippo

The Japanese boatbuilding workshop hosted by the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies with professional boatbuilder Douglas Brooks has been featured in the Niigata Nippo, in an article titled "Niigata no Wasen Bunka Kaigai e" ("Niigata's Japanese boatbuilding culture goes overseas").

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Victor Seow awarded John Whitney Hall Book Prize for "Carbon Technocracy"

Victor Seow, Assistant Professor of the History of Science, was recently awarded the 29th Annual John Whitney Hall Book Prize by the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) for his publication Carbon Technocracy: Energy Regimes in Modern East Asia (University of Chicago Press, 2021).

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Students and faculty in Japanese Studies earn Harvard recognition as Top Producer of Fulbright Students & Scholars for 2022-23

The U.S. Department of State, in collaboration with the Institute of International Education (IIE), has recently named Harvard University among the top producers of Fulbright U.S. Students and Scholars for 2022-23.

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