Founded in 1973, the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies (RI) promotes research on Japan and brings together Harvard faculty, students, leading scholars from other institutions, and visitors to create one of the world’s leading communities for the study of Japan.
For the 2009-10 academic school year and summer of 2010, RI has funded or facilitated the travel to Japan of 112 Harvard students, undergraduate and graduate, and has funded others for language study and research related to Japan, but conducted in other locations, from Cambridge to Moscow. For graduate students with a Japan interest, RI provides dissertation completion grants and other travel and research awards. In the case of undergrads, it seeks to expand their opportunities to have a significant international experience in Japan. In cooperation with the Harvard Club of Japan, the Rotary Club of Okayama, the Japanese Language Program, the Office of Career Services, the Office of International Programs, and Harvard science departments, RI supports undergraduates going to Japan for research; Japanese language study; internships with a wide variety of organizations, from baseball teams to banks; Harvard Summer School programs in Kyoto, Tokyo, and Yokohama; and other activities across Japan.
To see the full list of students supported by the Reischauer Institute during the 2009-10 academic school year and summer 2010, visit Reischauer Institute Web site.