Japan

Ryuichi Abe

Ryuichi Abe

Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions
Director of Undergraduate Studies

After completing an undergraduate degree in Economics at Keio University, Ryūichi Abé acquired a master’s degree from School of Advanced International...

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2 Divinity Ave. #130B
p: (617) 495-4305
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Tuesday 2:00pm-3:15pm and by appointment
David Atherton

David Atherton

Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

David Atherton specializes in the study of Japanese literature and culture of the early modern (Edo or...

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2 Divinity Avenue, room 229
p: (617) 495-8374
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Thursday 2:45 - 4 and by appointment
Andrew Gordon

Andrew Gordon

Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History
Acting Director, Harvard Yenching Institute (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019)

Andrew Gordon’s teaching and research focus primarily on modern Japan but he has also taught Japan’s premodern history and courses on comparative history...

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1730 Cambridge St., CGIS #S236
p: (617) 496-4729
Office Hours: Spring 2019: M 2:00pm-5:00pm
David Howell

David Howell

Department Chair
Professor of Japanese History

Professor David L. Howell grew up in Hilo, Hawai'i. After graduating from the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, he studied at Hokkaido University in Sapporo...

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2 Divinity Ave., Department Chair's Office, room 224, enter through room 222.
p: (617) 495-8367
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Thursday 1:30-3 and by appointment in Room 224
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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5 Bryant St. #203
p: (617) 495-2982
Office Hours: MWF 11:00am-12:00pm
Yuko Kageyama-Hunt

Yuko Kageyama-Hunt

Senior Preceptor in Japanese

Yuko Kageyama-Hunt has been teaching in the Japanese Language Program (JLP) since 2001, first as a preceptor, then since 2013 as senior preceptor. She has...

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5 Bryant St., #206
p: (617) 495-8425
Office Hours: MWF 10:00am-10:20am, Northwest B104 | Th 3:00pm-4:00pm, 5 Bryant St. #206 | or by appointment