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...

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Wesley Jacobsen

Wesley Jacobsen

Professor of the Practice of Japanese Language
Director of the Japanese Language Program

Professor Wesley Jacobsen was born in Tokyo and raised largely in Japan, returning to the U.S. in his later high school years. After graduating from...

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