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Harvard Gazette Features Shōtoku Exhibit, Curated by Rachel Saunders

Sculpture: Shotoku Taishi at Age TwoOn June 5, 2019, the Harvard Gazette featured an article about the sculpture Shōtoku Taishi at Age Two, a promised gift of Walter C.

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Professor Andrew Gordon Featured on CNN to Discuss Japanese Imperial Transition

Andrew Gordon (Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard Yenching Institute Acting Director) recently made an appearance on CNN to discuss the Japanese imperial transition on the first day of the Reiwa Era. The full segment "Japan's Emperor Naruhito Takes the Chrysanthemum Throne" (CNN, April 30, 2019) can be found here.

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Dialogue with Professors Ezra Vogel and David Plath at Midwest Japan Seminar, Ohio Wesleyan University

On April 6, 2019, Ezra Vogel (Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus) and David Plath (Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Illinois) discussed their early fieldwork experiences in Japan at Ohio Wesleyan University's Midwest Japan Seminar. The video recording can be found here on OWU's event page.

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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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Professor Mary Brinton Featured in Harvard Gazette for Sociology Research

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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