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Professor Melissa McCormick Featured in Harvard Gazette for Tale of Genji Exhibition at the Met

Melissa McCormick (Professor of Japanese Art and Culture, Harvard) was recently featured in an issue of the Harvard Gazette for her exhibition on the Tale of Genji at the Metropolitan Museum. The article can be read here.

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Rachel Saunders, Melissa McCormick, and Ryuichi Abe Featured in Harvard Gazette

The Harvard Gazette has recently featured an article about the upcoming exhibition on Prince Shōtoku at the Harvard Art Museums.

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Professor Mary Brinton Featured in Harvard Gazette for Sociology Research

Professor Mary Brinton (Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology and Director, RIJS) has been featured in a recent issue of the Harvard Gazette for her research on the factors at work in countries with historically low birth rates in parts of Europe and East Asia, especially Japan. After multiple rounds of interviews, she has found a "strong correlation” between low birth rates and high levels of gender inequality, particularly in Japan.

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In Memoriam: Howard Hibbett (1920-2019)

With great sadness, the Reischauer Institute notes the passing of Howard Hibbett on March 13, 2019. Prof. Hibbett was a central part of our Japanese Studies community on campus, and a beloved colleague and dear friend to many faculty, students, and staff during his many years at Harvard. He was the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Japanese Literature, Emeritus, having joined the Harvard faculty in 1958.

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Japan Disasters Digital Archive Remembers 3.11

March 11, 2019 On this day of remembrance, we again offer our condolences to all who suffered losses in the disaster, already eight years in the past. The challenges of recovery and reconstruction continue, and we offer our support and admiration for the many strong efforts of Japanese people and organizations to meet these challenges.

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