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Japanese Boatbuilding Workshop featured in Harvard School of Engineering newsletter

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences recently shared the story of the Reischauer Institute's wintersession Japanese boatbuilding workshop with professional boatbuilder Douglas Brooks.

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RIJS Director Mary Brinton interviewed by The Asahi Shimbun

Mary Brinton, Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology and Director of the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, was interviewed earlier this month by The Asahi Shimbun for an article recently published "労働ファーストの日本が人口減を止めるには ハーバード大教授の提言" ("How labor-first Japan can end population decline: a Harvard professor's proposal"). In this interview, Prof.

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RIJS Director Mary Brinton interviewed on BBC and ABC News Channels

Mary Brinton, Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology and Director of the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, was interviewed on January 23rd on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) "The World Tonight" program and on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) NewsRadio. In each interview, she discussed Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's promise to take urgent steps in response to Japan's declining birth rate.

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Ian Miller featured in Harvard Gazette for new "Quad Lab" course

Professor Ian Miller (Professor of History and Faculty Dean of Cabot House) was recently featured in The Harvard Gazette for his new course HIST 15B "Quad Lab: Histories of Technology, Society, and Everyday Life at Harvard." This course investigates the people and places of the Radcliffe Quadrangle, formerly the residential campus of Radcliffe College, which now contains three Houses: Currier, Pforzheimer, and Cabot.

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2022 Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma-Reischauer Awards Ceremony

On Monday, December 5, 2022, the Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma-Reischauer Prizes were awarded to this year's recipients in a ceremony held at 5 Bryant Street.

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