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Professor Helen Hardacre and Constitutional Revision in Japan Research Project Featured on "Japan on the Record" Podcast

Professor Helen Hardacre, Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society, was featured on "Japan on the Record," a podcast by Dr. Tristan Grunow, Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Japanese History at Pacific University and former Reischauer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-16). In this September 18 episode, titled "Constitutional Revision in Post-Abe Japan on the Record with Dr.

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Professor Christina L. Davis Quoted in New York Times Article about Japan's Prime Minister

Professor Christina L. Davis,  Director of the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Professor of Government in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe Institute, was recently quoted in the New York Times.

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Professor Alexander Zahlten Promoted to Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

The Reischauer Institute congratulates Professor Alexander Zahlten, who has been promoted to Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. Professor Zahlten's research interests center on film and audiovisual culture in East Asia, with a focus on Japan.

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Professor William M. Tsutsui Appointed Edwin O. Reischauer Distinguished Professor of Japanese Studies for 2020-21

Professor William M. Tsutsui has been appointed Edwin O. Reischauer Distinguished Professor of Japanese Studies for the academic year 2020-21. Professor Tsutsui is a specialist in the economic, environmental, and cultural history of modern Japan.

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Professor Andrew Gordon Writes Article on COVID-19 for Tokyo College Blog

Professor Andrew Gordon (Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History) wrote a two-part article "Historical Context for COVID 19 Policies in Japan and Asia"「日本とアジアにおける新型コロナウイルス感染症(COVID-19)対策の歴史的文脈」, featured on the blog of Tokyo College of the University of Tokyo. Both parts can be found online in both Japanese and English.

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