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2016-17 Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma-Reischauer Prizes Awarded

December 15, 2016

This year’s Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma-Reischauer Awards Ceremony, an annual tradition co-hosted by Harvard’s Japanese Language Program and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, honored a record number of students for achievements in Japanese language and humanities. The ceremony brought together an audience of over fifty attendees last Friday to celebrate the five 2016-2017 prize winners, all of whom demonstrated exceptional skill in areas ranging from conversational Japanese to translation of medieval Japanese texts to a cultural reading of femininity in Japanese Read more about 2016-17 Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma-Reischauer Prizes Awarded

Annual JLP-RI Ceremony Celebrates Student Achievements in Japanese Studies

December 11, 2015

“The sky is the limit.” The familiar words of encouragement, spoken on the occasion of the Tazuko Ajiro Monane Award and Noma-Reischauer Prize Ceremony, personified this year’s recipients. The annual event, held last Friday on December 4th, honored four students for their exceptional achievements in fields related to the study of Japan. The ceremony is organized by the Japanese Language Program in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies. Yuko Kageyama-Hunt, Senior Preceptor in Japanese, introduced Allejah Franco Read more about Annual JLP-RI Ceremony Celebrates Student Achievements in Japanese Studies

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Students awarded for Japanese studies

December 20, 2013

The Noma-Reischauer Prize in Japanese Studies traces a distinguished history to 1995, the year the award was established by Kodansha, Ltd. Publishers in honor of Professor Edwin O. Reischauer. Each year the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies grants Noma-Reischauer prizes to the best essays authored by Harvard students on Japan-related topics. The 2013-2014 awards were presented to Jakobina Arch, a fifth-year GSAS PhD candidate in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, for an excerpt from her dissertation entitled, “Whale Graves and Whale Spirits: The Place of Whales in Early Modern Read more about Students awarded for Japanese studies