Attendees from more than 35 colleges gathered last week for the Harvard Undergraduate Japan Initiative’s first ever Japan Day, a a student-run event focused on Japanese culture and society.
‘Hopeful about the Future’: Former Bank of Japan Head Talks Japanese Economic Policy at Weatherhead Center Seminar
Former governor of the Bank of Japan Haruhiko Kuroda shared his experience guiding Japanese macroeconomic policy and inflation targeting in a seminar hosted by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs on Monday afternoon.
Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Talks International Relations, Security, Trade at Harvard Worldwide Week
Koji Tomita, Japanese ambassador to the United States, discussed U.S.-Japan collaboration in the Indo-Pacific region at a Wednesday afternoon talk at Harvard’s Center for Government and International Studies South.
Following a decisive win in a unified local election on April 23, Harvard College alum Ryosuke Takashima ’19-’22 became the youngest mayor in Japanese history.
Legal Scholars Examine Potential Applications of Successful Japanese Criminal Justice Strategies in the United States
In a meeting hosted by the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Monday, scholars discussed the Japanese legal system, examining its merits and applying its strengths to the justice system in the United States.
Former Japanese Government Official Pressured HMC Head In Vote On Toshiba Chief Executive’s Reappointment, per Report
The former investment chief of Japan’s state pension fund pressured Harvard Management Company Chief Executive N.P. “Narv” Narvekar in a vote over the reappointment of an embattled electronics conglomerate chief executive, the Financial Times reported Tuesday.
"I would put Japan squarely among the world’s top five space powers," University of Washington-Seattle Professor Saadia M. Pekkanen said.
Harvard Art Museums Director of Student Programs David R. Odo pointed out the value of early photography in studying the interaction between Japan and the West in the 19th century.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, next to Harvard’s Joseph S. Nye, responds to a question from the audience on Monday morning at the Institute of Politics. Abe, currently on a visit to the United States, touched upon topics such as economic development and international cooperations as well as more recent developments in women’s rights.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, standing in front of a Japanese flag, delivers an address in Japanese on Monday morning. Abe’s visit to the Institute of Politics was a part of the Prime Minister’s planned tour through the United States this week, which includes an address to be presented in front of Congress on Wednesday.
Harvard students hold up signs in protest of views expressed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the treatment of “comfort women” during World War II. Abe, considered conservative by many, has attempted to play down the role of the Japanese government in wartime human trafficking.
The group discussed Asian American identity and the racially charged death threat emailed to some Harvard affiliates last weekend, among other topics.
Alexis B. Dudden speaks at CGIS about the history of Japan and its surrounding islands on Tuesday afternoon. The event was sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International affairs and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and Korea Institute.