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Professor Christina L. Davis Interviewed for Asahi Shimbun Article about 2020 US Election

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 at Harvard University, was featured in the Asahi Shimbun on November 9, in an article titled "トランプ→バイデン でも、バラ色の世界は戻ってこない" ["Trump to Biden: but no return to a rose-colored world"]. In the article, Prof.

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Professor Andrew D. Gordon awarded NIHU International Prize in Japanese Studies

The Reischauer Institute is pleased to share that Andrew D. Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History and former RIJS Faculty Director has recently been awarded the second annual NIHU International Prize in Japanese Studies (日本研究国際賞) by the National Institute of Humanities (NIHU, 人間文化研究機構). The Prize recognizes Prof.

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Subodhana Wijeyeratne (PhD Candidate in History) Published in Asia-Pacific Journal, Japan Focus

Subodhana Wijeyeratne, PhD Candidate in the Department of History, has recently published an article titled "A Race to War: Japanese Public Intellectuals and Racial Explanations of the Russo-Japanese War" in The Asia-Pacific Journal, Japan Focus.

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David Odo Interviewed by Vox on Early Japanese Photographs

David Odo, Director of Academic and Public Programs, Division Head and Research Curator at the Harvard Art Museum, was recently interviewed by Vox and featured in the video "How Colorized Photos Helped Introduce Japan to the World." In this video, he discusses the technology of photography during the nineteenth-century and its role in both facilitating understanding of Japan and increasing the desire to learn more about Japan. Dr.

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2020 Noma-Reischauer Prizes in Japanese Studies

2020 Noma-Reischauer Prizes in Japanese Studies have been awarded to João Paulo Krug Paiva and Jesse LeFebvre.

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