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.
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:
- "Japan by 2030: The Decade Ahead" (November 8, 2019)
- "Harvard Symposium on Japanese Politics" (August 29, 2018)
- "Is Demography Destiny? Japan in Comparative Perspective" (November 17, 2017)
- "East Asia: Where Are Things Headed?" (April 29, 2016)
- “Advancing the Status of Women in a Globalizing Japan: A 70-Year Retrospective” (May 7, 2015)
- “Examining Lessons from Japan’s Lost Decades: Economics, Security, and Society” (May 1, 2015)
- “Great Power Politics and the Future of Asian Regionalism” (May 11, 2012)
Japanese Politics Online Seminar Series (JPOSS)
The Program on U.S.-Japan Relations provides staff support for JPOSS. It is a virtual forum to present and discuss research-in-progress on questions related to Japanese politics, broadly defined. We intend to build a community of students and scholars who seek to foster collaboration and scholarship on Japanese politics. JPOSS is led by Amy Catalinac (NYU), Charles Crabtree (Dartmouth), Christina Davis (Harvard), Yusaku Horiuchi (Dartmouth), Phillip Lipscy (University of Toronto), Frances McCall Rosenbluth (Yale), and Dan Smith (Harvard). For more information, please contact Shinju Fujihira sfujihira (at) wcfia.harvard.edu, the Program’s Executive Director.
Contemporary Japanese Politics Study Group
The Contemporary Japanese Politics Study Group is co-sponsored by the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA), and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies. It offers opportunities for advanced Ph.D. students, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scholars to circulate their works-in-progress (conference paper, draft dissertation chapter etc.) and receive feedback. The study group’s invitation list includes over fifty faculty, graduate students, and others at Harvard and in the greater Boston and New England region. The Study Group is chaired by Susan Pharr and Daniel Smith of the Department of Government, and is co-sponsored with the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies. For more information, please contact Shinju Fujihira (sfujihira (at) wcfia.harvard.edu), Executive Director of the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Due to COVID-19, in-person meetings of the study group have been suspended until further notice.
Occasional Paper Series
Each Associate and Postdoctoral Fellow prepares a major research paper for submission to the Program's Occasional Paper Series.