The Program Director is Christina L. Davis, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics in the Department of Government and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. Susan J. Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics Emerita, serves as the Program’s Senior Advisor. The Program is advised by the Faculty Advisory Committee, and Faculty Associates at Harvard and neighboring institutions participate actively in program activities. Staff supports a variety of program activities.
The Program’s Postdoctoral Fellows, Academic Associates, and Associates, complete a major research paper during the academic year, and present their research panels in program seminars. The Executive Committee of the Tokyo Alumni Association brings together the program alumni at an annual reception in Tokyo in January, and organizes other activities.