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 2020-21 are as follows:

AKIRA IDE, Kanazawa University
December 2019 - March 2020 & December 2020 - May 2021
Research Topic: Dark Tourism
Sponsored by Professor Andrew Gordon

YUTAKA KANDA, Niigata University
September 2019 - August 2020
Research Topic: Sone Eki and the politics of the left in postwar Japan
Sponsored by Professor Andrew Gordon

RIE SUGIYAMA, Kokugakuin University
September 2019 - August 2020
Research Topic: Economic history and business history in prewar Japan
Sponsored by Professor Geoffrey Jones