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Testament to Manchukuo

Growing Harvard collection details life and propaganda alike in controversial, short-lived Asian state

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“I have tenaciously engineered a succession of reforms coming one after another, and I will be fearless going forward," said Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. His visit was part of a strategic eight-day state visit to several U.S. cities that will culminate in a speech before a joint session of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, the first ever by a Japanese prime minister.

Not backing down

In Kennedy School address, Japanese Prime Minister Abe touts his reformist agenda, says he will continue to push it

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Carol Oja, Harvard’s William Powell Mason Professor of Music, chair of the Music Department, and the Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence with the New York Philharmonic, was in the midst of researching another book on Bernstein’s work when “I realized there was this whole really fascinating racial history” connected with the first production of "On the Town."

In 1944, Broadway subversion

Young, gifted creators of ‘On the Town’ quietly stirred diversity into their groundbreaking musical, professor recounts

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