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Former RIJS Director Professor Andrew D. Gordon receives ISS-OUP Prize from Social Science Japan Journal

Andrew Gordon's article, “New and Enduring Dual Structures of Employment in Japan: The Rise of Non-Regular Labor, 1980s–2010s,” has been awarded the ISS-OUP Prize as the most outstanding article of 2017 in the Social Science Japan Journal. The journal is published by the Institute of Social Science at the University of Tokyo and Oxford University Press.

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RI Director Professor Theodore C. Bestor awarded Order of the Rising Sun decoration

In November, the Japanese government conferred the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, on Theodore Bestor, Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology and Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University.

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[New Publication] The End of Japanese Cinema by RI Faculty Professor Alexander Zahlten

In The End of Japanese Cinema, Alexander Zahlten moves film theory beyond the confines of film itself, attending to the emergence of new kinds of aesthetics, politics, temporalities, and understandings of film and media. He traces the evolution of a new media ecology through deep historical analyses of the Japanese film industry from the 1960s to the 2000s.

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RI Director Professor Theodore C. Bestor receives “Senior Scholar” award from the Society of Urban, National, and Transnational Anthropology

Theodore Bestor has been awarded the inaugural “Senior Scholar” award from the Society of Urban, National, and Transnational Anthropology (SUNTA) section of the American Anthropological Association.  He served as President of SUNTA under its then name, the Society for Urban Anthropology.

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