Visiting Scholars

Visiting scholars are a vital part of the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and the research community at Harvard. Their appointments vary widely from a few months to two years, with most staying for one year. During their stay, they collaborate with faculty or contribute directly to ongoing research endeavors at RIJS; advise students and provide contacts for Harvard undergraduate and graduate students preparing to conduct research abroad; give lectures and speak in classes; and participate in seminars and other research activities.

The RIJS Visiting Scholars for Academic Year 2023-24 are as follows:

MARTIN FACKLER, Journalist and Independent Scholar
August 2023 - July 2024
Research Topic: March 11 and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
Sponsored by Professor Andrew Gordon

AKINOBU MATSUMOTO, Waseda University
August 2023 - July 2024
Research Topic: A Comparative Study of Radio Documentaries in East Asia during the US Military Occupation
Sponsored by Professor Alexander Zahlten

JENNIFER MCGUIRE, Doshisha University
April 2024 - March 2025
Research Topic: Sign Language Interpretation and Deaf Media in Japan
Sponsored by Professor Shigehisa Kuriyama

TOMOKO ONABE, Momoyama Gakuin University
September 2024 - January 2025
Research Topic: Color Perception in Japanese Visual History
Sponsored by Professor Shigehisa Kuriyama

HITOMI YOSHIO, Waseda University
September 2023 - July 2024
Research Topic: Women Writers in Modern Japan
Sponsored by Professor Tomiko Yoda