Japan


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


'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.


Dinner Event Focuses on Asian American Identity, Email Threat

The group discussed Asian American identity and the racially charged death threat emailed to some Harvard affiliates last weekend, among other topics.


Japan and its Surrounding Islands

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.


Japan and its Surrounding Islands

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.


Opening Days

The Class of 2018 arrived in Harvard Yard a week ago for the College's annual Opening Days. The week included social events, academic fairs, and programs designed to help students acclimate to life oncampus. Here are some snapshots of the week.


The Thinking Hand

The new exhibit in CGIS South, “The Thinking Hand: Tools and Traditions of the Japanese Carpenter” displays a variety of Japanese chisels. These pieces are just a few of the 62 tools on display in the new show, representing the base set of a traditional Japanese master carpenter, called a daiku.


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