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, 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.
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.
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.