Japan

Government

Visiting Professor Discusses Japanese Space Program

"I would put Japan squarely among the world’s top five space powers," University of Washington-Seattle Professor Saadia M. Pekkanen said.

Hongo Gate
Japan

Hongo Gate

Akamon
Japan

Akamon

Hachiko
Japan

Hachiko

In Memory of 3/11
College

In Memory of 3/11

Hana Seita ’19, co-president of the Harvard Japanese Society, helps Hannah Shen ’19 fold a paper crane on Tuesday evening. The study break was in memory of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011.

DMZ Disney
Japan

DMZ Disney

Japan's Atlas
Japan

You Are Here

Before I arrived in Tokyo, I envisioned a map of the airport, the subway, the series of turns I’d have to make to get to the tiny Shinjuku apartment where I would spend the first night.

"Death by Water."
Books

"Death by Water."

Books

Oe Emerges Anew from ‘Death by Water’

Oe expresses fear of "drowning" in both the physical decline of the characters and the stylistic deterioration of Choko’s own writing across most of the novel in an adroit move that risks losing momentum but, due to its expert handling, still succeeds.

Souvenir, Art, or Anthropology?
Visual Arts

Curator Discusses Link Between Photography and Culture

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.

Abe, In Front of Japanese Flag
IOP

Abe, In Front of Japanese Flag

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.

Shinzo Abe, with Joseph S. Nye
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Shinzo Abe, with Joseph S. Nye

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.

Protesters at the IOP
IOP

Protesters at the IOP

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.

Protest, from Top
IOP

Protest, from Top

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. The protest, held outside of the Harvard Kennedy School, preceded an address by Abe at the Institute of Politics.

Books

'The Buried Giant' Unearths Truths

Although at times tiresome in its stilted dialogue and simplistic characters, “The Buried Giant” is nonetheless a moving parable of remembrance, loss, and the resilience of love.