Japan

David Atherton

David Atherton

Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

David C. Atherton specializes in the study of Japanese literature and culture of the early modern period (also known as the Edo or Tokugawa period,...

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2 Divinity Avenue, room 229
p: (617) 495-8374
Office Hours: Fall 2020: Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00-4:00 pm
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David L. Howell

Department Chair
Robert K. and Dale J. Weary 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: Fall 2020: Tuesday 8:30-10:30 AM and by appointment
Wesley Jacobsen

Wesley Jacobsen

Professor of the Practice of Japanese Language
Director of the Japanese Language Program
On Leave Fall 2020

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
Yuko Kageyama-Hunt

Yuko Kageyama-Hunt

Senior Preceptor in Japanese
Interim Director of the Japanese Language Program (Fall 2020)

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: MTh 3:00pm-4:30pm
Karen Thornber

Karen Thornber

Acting Director of the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies
Harry Tuchman Levin Professor in Literature and Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Karen Thornber is Harry Tuchman Levin Professor in Literature, Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and Acting Director...

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CGIS S222, 1730 Cambridge St,
Fall 2020: Wednesday 6-7 pm (Eastern Time) and by appointment. Email thornber@fas.harvard.edu to set up a time during office hours.