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 2019-2020 are as follows:
 

AKIRA IDE, Kanazawa University
akiraide@fas.harvard.edu
December 2019 - March 2020 & December 2020 - May 2021
Research Topic: Dark Tourism
Sponsored by Professor Andrew Gordon
 

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

FUMIHIRO OKADA, Minobusan University
fokada@fas.harvard.edu
September 2019 - March 2020
Research Topic: Eleventh-century tales on the Lotus Sutra by the monk Chingen
Sponsored by Professor Ryuichi Abe
 

TETSUYA MARIKO, Filmmaker
tetsuya_mariko@fas.harvard.edu
April 2019 - March 2020
Research Topic: Japanese film history and the Harvard Film Archive's Japanese film collection
Sponsored by Professor Alexander Zahlten
 

RYOKO MIZUNO, Japan Women's University
April 2020 - September 2020
Research Topic: Gender and Narrative Japanese Hand Scrolls
Sponsored by Professor Melissa McCormick
 

TOSHIYUKI OHWADA, Keio University
April 2020 - March 2021
Research Topic: Popular Music Scenes in Japan and U.S.
Sponsored by Professor Tomiko Yoda
 

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