Faculty

Harvard’s leadership in developing Japanese studies since the 1930s has been founded on the excellence of its faculty who serve on the Reischauer Institute committee and oversee its program.

RYŪICHI ABÉ
Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions

DAVID ATHERTON
Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

THEODORE C. BESTOR
Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology and Japanese Studies

MARY C. BRINTON
Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology and Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

EDWIN CRANSTON
Professor of Japanese Literature

CHRISTINA L. DAVIS
Professor of Government

JOHN DOYLE
Professor of Physics

ANDREW D. GORDON
Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History

TOMOKO GRAHAM 
Preceptor in Japanese

HELEN HARDACRE
Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society

TAKURO HASHIMOTO
Preceptor in Japanese

TAKAO HENSCH
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Professor of Neurology, Children's Hospital

DAVID L. HOWELL
Professor of Japanese History

KOSUKE IMAI
Professor of Japanese History

WESLEY M. JACOBSEN
Professor of the Practice of the Japanese Language and Director of the Japanese Language Program

GEOFFREY G. JONES
Isidor Straus Professor of Business History

YUKO KAGEYAMA-HUNT
Senior Preceptor in Japanese

RIE KAMIMURA
Drill Instructor in Japanese 

ICHIRO KAWACHI
John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Professor of Social Epidemiology

SHIGEHISA KURIYAMA
Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History

YUKIO LIPPIT
Professor of History of Art and Architecture

YASUKO MATSUMOTO
Preceptor in Japanese

MELISSA McCORMICK
Professor of Japanese Art and Culture

IAN J. MILLER
Professor of History

MASARU MITO
Drill Instructor in Japanese

TAKUMA MIURA
Drill Instructor in Japanese

MIKI MIYAGAWA
Drill Instructor in Japanese

TOSHIKO MORI
Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture

MARK MULLIGAN
Associate Professor in Practice of Architecture

SUSAN J. PHARR
Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics

J. MARK RAMSEYER
Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies

MICHAEL REICH
Taro Takemi Professor of International Health Policy

JAMES ROBSON
James C. Kralik and Yunli Lou Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

JAY RUBIN
Takashima Research Professor of Japanese Humanities

VICTOR SEOW
Assistant Professor of the History of Science

IKUE SHINGU
Preceptor in Japanese

DANIEL M. SMITH
Associate Professor of Government

HIROTAKA TAKEUCHI
Professor of Management Practice

KAREN L. THORNBER
Professor of Comparative Literature and of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

TOMIKO YODA
Takashima Professor of Japanese Humanities

JUNYA YOSHINO
Drill Instructor in Japanese

ALEXANDER ZAHLTEN
Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations