Nation & World

Drew Faust visits Asia

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Harvard President Drew Faust has embraced Harvard’s international image in both practical and symbolic ways. Faust, whose appointment was celebrated around the world as an example of what women now can achieve, has traveled to China, Botswana, South Africa, Western Europe, and most recently took a weeklong trip to Japan and China.

Harvard University President Drew Faust tours Kyoto with Harvard professors Ted Bestor, Andrew Gordon, and Susan Pharr. They visit temples, shrines, villas, and markets in the ancient city. Here, a Kyoto garden scene offers quietly arching trees and vibrant, inviting moss. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Detail of a traditional Japanese lunch, which includes bite-size portions of delectable fresh seafood, and a pot of customary tea. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Professor Ted Bestor (from left), President Drew Faust, and Professor Andrew Gordon enjoy the tour. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Detail of the Kyoto tour. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
A view of Kyoto’s somewhat bare trees on a cloudy day. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Reflections of the tour. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
A tree in the Shugakuin Imperial Villa echoes the human form. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Charles Rosenberg and Drew Faust stroll through a marketplace. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
The hostess, dressed in a customary kimono tied with an obi, speaks about the traditional Japanese lunch enjoyed by the group. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
The group tours the Shugakuin Imperial Villa. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
The Harvard delegation meets with President Eiji Hatta of Doshisha University. Christine Heenan (from left), Ted Bestor, Andrew Gordon, Susan Pharr, Charles Rosenberg, Drew Faust, Eiji Hatta, Keiko Ikeda, and other university officials speak. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
At the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, an auctioneer calls out rhythmically to entice buyers. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
The fish market is a bustling place during the early morning hours. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Yasushi Akashi (from left), the chairman of International House, and Drew Faust speak to a lunchtime gathering of university presidents. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
A member of the Japan National Press Club poses a question to Faust. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Faust answers questions from the journalists. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Following the press meeting, Gordon (from left), Faust and Rosenberg speak about the session. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Susan Pharr (from left), Charles Rosenberg, and Drew Faust meet Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Faust speaks to Hatoyama through his translator. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Following her meeting with the prime minister, Faust takes questions from the media. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Students gather to hear Faust (right) speak during her visit to the Keio Girls Senior High School. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Faust walks through the Mita Campus Old University Library. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Faust (right) gives a brief interview and sits for photographs following her talk to students. Heenan (left) follows the discussion. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Norio Okaido (right) attends the meeting in the Hotel Okura where Faust meets with CULCON. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Faust attends the Harvard Club of Japan Dinner at Hotel Okura. Rosenberg (second from left), Faust, and Jack Reardon arrive at the event. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Graduates from Bryn Mawr, Drew Faust's alma mater, crowd around Faust (right) to give a cheer. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Faust tours the architectural sights of Tokyo, including the Louis Vuitton, Tod's, and Prada buildings, with Harvard Design School Dean Mohsen Mostafavi. Here, Makoto Hoshino (from left) and Mostafavi discuss the design of the Prada building. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Here, an interior view of the Louis Vuitton building shows reflective panels and a modern leather bench. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
A reflective ceiling shows members of the Harvard delegation on the sidewalk outside of the Louis Vuitton building. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Exterior view of the Christian Dior Building. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Prior to a lunch with other university presidents in the Shangri-La Hotel, Faust speaks with some of the attendees. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Yang YuLiang (from left), Faust, Madsen, and Zhang XinSheng speak during the lunch. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Heenan and Faust speak before the briefing. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
A view of the Pudong skyline and the HSBC building that houses the Harvard Center Shanghai. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Teresita Alvarez-Bjelland (left) and Faust speak during the Harvard Center Shanghai celebratory reception and banquet in the Shangri-La Hotel. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Faust and Harvard Business School Dean Jay Light shake hands before Faust speaks from the podium. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Phillip Zhang '12 (left) and Yi Cai '11 speak with guests following the duet they performed during the banquet. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Mostafavi (left) and Light speak following the event. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Faust tours the architectural sights of Shanghai, including the World Expo site. Kongjian Yu (from left) speaks with Faust as he leads the walking tour along the World Expo site. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
A view of the World Expo site from the tour bus. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer