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Order of the Rising Sun 3rd Class with Gold Rays and Neck Ribbon

Order of the Rising Sun Awarded to Professor Helen Hardacre

May 16, 2018

Helen Hardacre, Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society, has recently been conferred the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, from the Japanese government. One of the oldest and highest national decorations, this award recognizes Professor Hardacre’s extensive contributions to the development of Japanese studies in the U.S. and the promotion of understanding toward Japanese society and culture.

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2017 Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma-Reischauer Prize Winners Announced

December 18, 2017

Last Friday, December 8, 2017, faculty and students celebrated the winners of this year’s Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma Reischauer Prizes. The ceremony and reception were co-sponsored by the Japanese Language Program and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies. The event was well attended with appearances by the Consul General of Japan in Boston, Rokuichiro Michii, who has supported cultural exchange and study for students.

Established in 1991, the Tazuko Ajiro Monane prize recognizes undergraduate students who have demonstrated past achievement and strong...

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