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    Akiyama Award

    Since 1996, the Program has annually awarded a summer research grant to a Harvard doctoral student who conducts social science research on contemporary Japan.  Made possible by a generous grant from Akiyama Aiseikan, a pharmaceutical firm based in Hokkaido, the Akiyama Award commemorates the life of Akiyama Aiseikan’s past president, Mrs. Akiyama Kiyo.  Listed below are the recipients of the Akiyama Award, their research, and current affiliations.
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    Congratulations to Akiyama Award Winner (2014) Dr. Hannah Shepherd, on starting her position as the Trinity College Junior Research Fellow in Japanese & Korean History, the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, at Cambridge University