PROJECTS

Harvard Undergraduate Japan Policy Network (Tentative)
Tentative Website: 
https://sites.google.com/view/japanpolicynetwork

Harvard Undergraduate Japan Policy Network (tentative) is an effort led by undergraduate students at Harvard University and expected to be registered as a student organization at Harvard College in Fall 2022. It aims to generate more interest in Japan that dives deeper into Japan's economic and cultural states than other culture-based clubs that exist today and to promote a better understanding of Japan's policy issues among students and faculty in the nation through bi-partisan dialogues with scholars and professionals in each field. We are also interested in making a real-world impact on discussions of politics related to Japan through consultations with local governments and high-level collaborations with institutions both in Japan and the U.S.. As the name suggests, we will network students and scholars in the U.S. with people in Japan and resources for active engagement and collaborations.

As a Founder and Interim President, I am responsible for all the technical procedures for the official launch and for the communication with the entities both in the U.S. and Japan, as well as the relevant Harvard centers, including the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies. I am also in charge of creating a website, recruiting members from institions throughout the nation, and reviewing publications upon release.

If you have any questions, ideas, or plans for possible collaborations with the project, please reach out to us via email (tmatsuno@college.harvard.edu). Please note that all of our current plans are subject to change, as we actively work toward the launch. 

This project is greatly supported and sponsored by the Program on the US-Japan Relations at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (https://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan).