The Japanese army killed around 10,000 Chinese civilians, Russians, and American prisoners of war while testing biological weaponry during World War II, but the U.S. government withheld knowledge of the fatal tests. Even though the episode has often been overshadowed, it played a significant role in America’s ethical history, according to professor David S. Jones ’97 at the Ethics of Human Experimentation, a discussion hosted by the Harvard Undergraduate Bioethics Society Monday night.
Japan’s Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Yasutoshi Nishimura emphasized the need to revitalize Japan’s stagnating economy and explained the different components of “Abenomics”—Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan for economic revitalization—to Harvard affiliates Saturday afternoon.
Yasutoshi Nishimura, Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office of Japan speaks about the current and future state of economics in Japan at the Harvard Kennedy School on Saturday.
Timothy M. Yang, a postdoctoral fellow in Harvard’s Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, examined the influence of private drug companies on the Japanese colonial sphere during the interwar period in a talk on Tuesday afternoon at the Center for Government and International Studies.
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Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the U.S.A. Ichiro Fujisaki cited effective communication as a top priority in an interview with The Crimson Tuesday.
On Thursday six new Yoshino cherry trees were planted in the grass beside the Littauer Building in celebration of Harvard’s long relationship with Japan.
Takashi Fujitani, former Reischauer Post-Doc, speaks at the Reischauer Institute of Japnese Studies about the influence of Manga on today's culture.
March 11 marked the one year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami disasters in Japan. In 2012, the aftereffects of the natural disaster have not yet subsided, and many in Japan still find themselves without home or job. A Cambridge-based fundraising initiative called Bake For Japan hopes to give buyers the chance to make a difference in the lives of impacted individuals while simultaneously indulging buyer's sweet tooths.
Students gathered to talk Japanese love hotels, fetishes, and pornography during a presentation on Tuesday by human sexuality writer and speaker Midori, entitled “Pink Japan: Contemporary Sex Culture.”
Friday afternoon a panel of Harvard affliates who worked in effort to rebuild Japan during the summer discussed their projects in the Tsai Auditorium.