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 2021-22 are as follows:

KEIICHI SATO, Senshu University
September 2021 - August 2022
Research Topic: Disaster Response History in Japan
Sponsored by Professor Andrew Gordon

FUTOSHI TAGA, Kansai University
September 2021 - March 2022
Research Topic: Paternity Leave in Japan
Sponsored by Professor Mary Brinton