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Professor Carol Oja Wins Society for American Music’s Irving Lowens Article Award

The Reischauer Institute congratulates Professor Carol Oja, William Powell Mason Professor of Music at Harvard, who has recently been awarded the Irving Lowens Article Award by the Society for American Music for the article "Marian Anderson's 1953 Concert Tour of Japan: A Transnational History" (American Music, volume 37).

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Koji Everard ('21) Awarded Hoopes Prize

Congratulations to Koji Everard ('21) on winning the 2021 Thomas T. Hoopes Prize for outstanding scholarly work for his thesis, titled "The Political Ecology of Sugar: Beet Agriculture and the Limits of State Power in Interwar Hokkaido," advised by Prof.

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Professor William M. Tsutsui Interviewed by Federation of State Humanities Councils

Prof. William M. Tsutsui (RIJS Distinguished Visiting Professor) has recently been interviewed for the article “Imagining Japanese Monsters with Dr. Bill Tsutsui,” by the Federation of State Humanities Councils, part of the Humanities in American Life series, an initiative to increase awareness of the importance and use of the humanities in everyday American life.

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RIJS Google Arts & Culture Featured in Kahoku Shimpo

The Reischauer Institute's Google Arts and Culture page was recently featured in the Kahoku Shimpo, a local newspaper based in Sendai, one of the areas most heavily impacted by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The article, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of March 11, 2011, drew from stories shared by former Harvard students who volunteered in the Tohoku region, as well as experiences and photo collections from Mr.

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Standing in Solidarity with Asian and AAPI Communities

The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, alongside other Harvard Asia-related departments, institutes, and centers, stands in solidarity with the Asian and AAPI communities in condemning violence and harassment wherever they are taking place. Sadly, these recent incidents are part of a long history of scapegoating and discrimination against foreign and immigrant communities.

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