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Sustainable Japan Magazine features Prof. Toshiko Mori

Toshiko Mori, Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, was featured in the October 22 issue of Sustainable Japan Magazine, a new monthly publication of the Japan Times. The article details her career and features her recent work in Senegal. Professor Mori has also produced many works in Japan or inspired by Japanese architectural styles.

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Harvard Faculty, Students, and Administrators Join Scholars to Formally Request Japan to Restart Issuing Visas to Foreign Students

Kyodo News recently reported on appeal signed urging Japan to restart issuing visas to foreign students. This petition included faculty, students, and administrators from renowned academic institutions around the world, including Harvard University.

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Harvard PhD Students Share Frustrations about Visa Situation in Japan with Asahi Shimbun

Harvard graduate students Leah Justin-Jinich (Ph.D. candidate in Japanese art history, Department of EALC) and John Hayashi (Ph.D. candidate in East Asian and environmental history, Department of History) were recently interviewed by the Asahi Shimbun.

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Andrew Gordon and Michael Reich Featured on Weatherhead Center Blog

Professor Andrew Gordon (Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History) and Professor Michael Reich (Taro Takemi Research Professor of International Health Policy) co-wrote an article titled "Japan’s Political Hesitancy Created a Sad Summer Olympics," featured on the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs "Epicenter" blog.

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Andrew Gordon and Michael Reich Featured on Podcast "Japan On the Record"

Professors Andrew Gordon and Michael Reich were recently featured on “Japan on the Record,” a podcast by Tristan Grunow, Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Japanese History at Pacific University and former RIJS Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-16). In this episode, Prof. Gordon and Prof.

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