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Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Visiting Artist in Residence, 2016-17) Awarded Golden Globe

The Reischauer Institute congratulates Film Director Ryusuke Hamaguchi (RIJS Visiting Artist in Residence, 2016-17) on receiving a Golden Globe (Best Picture – Non-English Language) for “Drive My Car,” a melancholic drama based on a short story of the same name by novelist Haruki Murakami (RIJS Visiting Artist in Residence, 2005-06).

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Edwin A. Cranston, 1932-2021

With great sadness, the Reischauer Institute notes the passing of Edwin Cranston on December 8. Professor Cranston was the Professor of Japanese Literature at Harvard University. He received his doctorate at Stanford University and joined the Harvard faculty in 1965, retiring in 2020.

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2021 Noma-Reischauer Prizes in Japanese Studies

The 2021 Noma-Reischauer Prizes in Japanese Studies have been awarded to Chihiro Ishikawa and Yingxue Wang.

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Albert M. Craig, 1927-2021

The Reischauer Institute notes with great sadness the passing of Albert M. Craig on December 1. Professor Craig was the Harvard-Yenching Professor of History at Harvard University. He received his doctorate at Harvard under the supervision of Edwin O. Reischauer, with whom he taught the "rice paddies" survey course that continues to this day. He was one of the founding members of the Reischauer Institute and served as Director from 1983-1985.

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Sustainable Japan Magazine features Prof. Toshiko Mori

Toshiko Mori, Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, was featured in the October 22 issue of Sustainable Japan Magazine, a new monthly publication of the Japan Times. The article details her career and features her recent work in Senegal. Professor Mori has also produced many works in Japan or inspired by Japanese architectural styles.

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