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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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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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Professor William M. Tsutsui Writes Article on Japan Prime Minister for Asia Global Online

Professor William M. Tsutsui, Edwin O. Reischauer Distinguished Professor of Japanese Studies, wrote an article "Politics From Abe to Suga: Japan’s Quest for Inspiring Leadership," featured on AsiaGlobal Online, an online journal offering Asian perspectives on global issues through research-based content, published by the Asia Global Institute of the University of Hong Kong. In his article, Prof.

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Professor Helen Hardacre and Constitutional Revision in Japan Research Project Featured on "Japan on the Record" Podcast

Professor Helen Hardacre, Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society, was featured on "Japan on the Record," a podcast by Dr. Tristan Grunow, Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Japanese History at Pacific University and former Reischauer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-16). In this September 18 episode, titled "Constitutional Revision in Post-Abe Japan on the Record with Dr.

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