About the Program

The Program was founded in 1980 based on the belief that the United States and Japan have become so interdependent that the problems they face require cooperation. Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, the Program enables scholars and outstanding professionals from government, business, finance, journalism, NGOs, and other fields to come together at Harvard. Over the academic year...

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Applying to the Program

Research and Academic Associates

The roughly 16 Associates who join the Program include businesspeople, government officials, journalists, and scholars. They are primarily from Japan and the United States, but the Program has also hosted Associates from Australia, Canada, the People's Republic...

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Student Programs

The Program on U.S.-Japan Relations offers a number of programs dedicated to Harvard undergraduate and graduate students, including grants, seminars and study groups, research pairs, and internships in Japan. In addition to programs described below, students are invited to connect with Harvard faculty and Program Associates in a number of occasions, including receptions, special events, and the Distinguished Visitor dinner. The Program has collaborated extensively with undergraduate student organizations, such as...

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