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Harvard Anthropologist Honored by Japanese Cultural Affairs Agency

The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University recently announced that it current Director, Theodore C. Bestor, received the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Award for the Promotion of Japanese Culture from the Agency of Cultural Affairs in Japan.  The Agency of Cultural Affairs is a special body of the of the Japanese Ministry of Education, established in 1968 to promote Japanese arts and culture. Dr. Bestor is the twelfth person to receive the honor.

Dr. Herzfeld receives Honorary Doctorate

On 24 February 2011, Professor Michael Herzfeld (Department of Anthropology, Harvard U)  received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece. Professor Herzfeld, who is the author of several books about Greek society and culture and has conducted research there for many years, has also conducted fieldwork in Italy and Thailand. Congratulations!


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