Research

Books by Postdoctoral Fellows and Associates

An academic year at the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations has enabled postdoctoral scholars and Academic Associates to complete a book manuscript or launch a new research project, and publish them from major university presses. 

Conferences

The Program on U.S.-Japan Relations periodically organized a major conference to advance its research agenda, in partnership with other research institutions.  In the past few years, the Program has sponsored the following conferences:

Great Power Politics and the Future of Asian Regionalism” (May 11, 2012)

Examining Lessons from Japan’s Lost Decades: Economics, Security, and Society” (May 1, 2015)

Advancing the Status of Women in a Globalizing Japan: A 70-Year Retrospective” (May 7, 2015)
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Occasional Paper Series

Each Associate and Postdoctoral Fellow prepares a major research paper for submission to the Program's Occasional Paper Series.

Publications By Year

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Other Resources

The Program on U.S.-Japan Relations is co-sponsored by the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. The Reischauer Institute (originally the Japan Institute) was established in 1973 to develop and support Japanese studies at Harvard. The Weatherhead Center, founded as an autonomous research institute in 1958, also acts as an umbrella organization for several international programs at Harvard, providing administrative support and intellectual resources of great talent and variety.

With funding from the Reischauer Institute, Harvard established a Documentation Center on Contemporary Japan (DCCJ) in 1988. Paralleling similar collections on the People's Republic of China, the former Soviet Union, and the Middle East housed in the same library, the DCCJ brings together up-to-date materials, including satellite editions of leading Japanese newspapers; key journals and magazines; a select collection of books, reports, and documents that bear on issues relating to contemporary Japan; and access to such on-line databases as Nikkei Telecom and Gateway Japan. The DCCJ is a part of the Harvard University Library system, which houses one of the world's largest collections of research sources on Japan and East Asia.