Visiting Scholars

Visiting scholars are a vital part of the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and the research community at Harvard. Their appointments vary widely from a few months to two years, with most staying for one year. During their stay, they collaborate with faculty or contribute directly to ongoing research endeavors at RIJS; advise students and provide contacts for Harvard undergraduate and graduate students preparing to conduct research abroad; give lectures and speak in classes; and participate in seminars and other research activities.

The RIJS Visiting Scholars for Academic Year 2021-22 are as follows:

CYNTHEA BOGEL, Kyushu University
January 2022 - January 2023
Research Topic: Healing Buddha at Yakushuji Temple
Sponsored by Professor Yukio Lippit

KAORI FAIRBANKS, Bunkyo Gakuin University
April 2022 - March 2023
Research Topic: Shi-shosetsu Novels in a Global Context
Sponsored by Professor Tomiko Yoda

MIKI NAKAI, Ritsumeikan University
January 2022 - August 2022
Research Topic: Comparative Study of Gender Inequality During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Sponsored by Professor Mary Brinton

YUKO NAKAMA, Ritsumeikan University
April 2022 - March 2023
Research Topic: Landscapes in Japanese Art
Sponsored by Professor Yukio Lippit

KEIICHI SATO, Senshu University
September 2021 - August 2022
Research Topic: Disaster Response History in Japan
Sponsored by Professor Andrew Gordon

FUTOSHI TAGA, Kansai University
September 2021 - March 2022
Research Topic: Paternity Leave in Japan
Sponsored by Professor Mary Brinton

NOBUYUKI YAMADA, Komazawa University
April 2022 - March 2023
Research Topic: Historical Sociology of Industrial Relations in Japan
Sponsored by Professor Andrew Gordon