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Professor William M. Tsutsui ’85 Interviewed for Harvard Gazette

Professor William M. Tsutsui was recently interviewed by the Harvard Gazette in the article titled "Round 2: ‘Godzilla vs. Kong.'" A graduate of the Harvard College class of 1985, Professor Tsutsui has returned to Harvard in fall 2020 as Edwin O. Reischauer Distinguished Professor of Japanese Studies and visiting professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.

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Statement by the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies affirms Harvard University’s motto of Veritas. We honor the pursuit of truth, a commitment that includes supporting the highest standards of academic integrity. A recent publication by Harvard Law School Professor J. Mark Ramseyer has generated serious concerns among the Harvard Japanese studies community regarding the empirical foundations of the scholarship. 

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Japan Disasters Digital Archive Project statement on the 10th Anniversary of the 311 Disasters

March 2021  

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Professor Andrew Gordon Publishes 3.11 10th Anniversary Commemorative Article on Nikkei

Andrew Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, wrote an article「記録と記憶、世界の教訓に」commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 3/11 Great East Japan Earthquake, which was published in the Nihon Keizai (Nikkei) Shimbun. The article can be read in Japanese and in English.

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HEAM author Kirsten Ziomek awarded 2021 AAS Hall Prize, Honorable Mention

Harvard East Asian Monograph Series (HEAM) publication, Lost Histories: Recovering the Lives of Japan’s Colonial Peoples, by Kirsten Ziomek awarded the 2021 John Whitney Hall Prize, Honorable Mention from the Association for Asian Studies.

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