Program on U.S.-Japan Relations

  1. Moderator:
    Susan J. Pharr
    Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, and Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University

    Panelists:
    Yukio Okamoto
    Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow, Center for International Studies (CES), MIT; President, Okamoto Associates Inc.; and former Special Advisor to Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and Ryutaro Hashimoto

    Jennifer Lind
    Associate Professor of Government, Dartmouth College

    Andrew Gordon
    Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University

    Time:
    12:30-2:00pm

    Location:
    Tsai Auditorium (S010), Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

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  2. Convener:
    Theodore C. Bestor
    Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology and Japanese Studies, and Director, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University

    Moderator:
    Susan J. Pharr
    Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, and Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University

    Panelists:
    Hirotaka Takeuchi
    Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

    Toshiko Mori
    Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design

    Ichiro Kawachi
    Professor of Social Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, and Associate Professor of Medicine (Epidemiology), Harvard Medical School

    Time:
    12:30-2:00pm

    Location:
    Belfer Case Study Room (S020), Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

    (Co-sponsored by the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies)

    Special Series on Post-Disaster Japan

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  3. Distinguished Visitor Lecture

    Speaker:
    Yoichi Funabashi
    President, Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation; Distinguished Guest Professor, Keio University; and Editor-in-Chief, Asahi Shimbun (2007-10)

    Moderator:
    Susan J. Pharr
    Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government

    Time:
    12:30p - 2:00p

    Location:
    Tsai Auditorium (S010), Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South Building 1730 Cambridge Street

    Co-sponsored by the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

    Special Series on Post-Disaster Japan

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  4. Speaker:
    Takeo Kikkawa
    Professor of Japanese Business History, Hitotsubashi University

    Moderator:
    Shinju Fujihira
    Associate Director of the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations

    Date:
    March 20, 2012

    Time:
    12:30pm - 2:00pm

    Location:
    Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street

    Special Series on Post-Disaster Japan

    Co-sponsored by the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

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  5. Speaker:
    David H. Slater
    Associate Professor of Anthropology and Japanese Studies, Sophia University

    Moderator:
    Theodore C. Bestor
    Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

    Time:
    12:30-2:00pm

    Location:
    Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street

    Co-sponsored by the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and
    the Department of Anthropology

    Special Series on Post-Disaster Japan

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Program on U.S.-Japan Relations

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The Program was founded in 1980 based on the belief that the United States and Japan have become so interdependent that the problems they face require cooperation. Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Edwin O. Reischauer


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The Program was founded in 1980 based on the belief that the United States and Japan have become so interdependent that the problems they face require cooperation. Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, the Program enables scholars and outstanding professionals from government, business, finance, journalism, NGOs, and other fields to come together at Harvard. Over the academic year, they conduct independent research and participate in an ongoing dialogue with Harvard faculty and students, and with others from the greater Cambridge-Boston community. The Advanced Research Fellowship Program enables several outstanding postdoctoral fellows from such fields as anthropology, economics, history, political science, and sociology, to join the Program each year.

The Program's intellectual mandate includes a wide range of issues and problems in U.S.-Japan relations; contemporary Japanese culture, economy, politics, and society as viewed from a comparative perspective; common problems of advanced industrial democracies; international relations of Asia and Asian regionalism; the globalization of Japanese popular culture; the rise of civil society in Asia; and global governance of issues such as energy, environment, and public health.

To insure a broad scope in its endeavors, many of the Program's seminars are co-sponsored with other centers, departments, and schools at Harvard. The Program advances the educational mission of the University in a variety of ways, including the fostering of “research pairs” between the Program's Associates and Harvard's graduate students and working with the Reischauer Institute to provide opportunities for Harvard undergraduates to hold summer internships in Japan.

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