Harvard University Asia Center events 9/9/13 – 9/20/13

September 1 – November 1 Art Exhibition: TOMOKAZU MATSUYAMA | PALIMPSEST Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse Gallery, CGIS South Bldg. 1730 Cambridge St. Hosted by the Reischauer Institute in commemoration of its 40th anniversary   Monday, September 9, 4:15 p.m. Harvard University Department of Anthropology Dissertation Defense The Owners of the Map: Motorycyle Taxi Drivers, Mobility, and Politics in Bangkok Claudio Sopranzetti, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University Yenching Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge   Tuesday, September 10, 12:30 p.m. Special Series on International Relations of East Asia U.S. Strategy toward China and Japan                                                        JOSEPH NYE, Harvard University … Continue reading

Mayor Menino Presented Cherry Trees in Mattapan

Photo by Isabel Leon

The Consul General of Japan presents Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the City of Boston with cherry trees at the Taylor Elementary School in Mattapan. The May 10 planting ceremony was part of the Greater Boston-Japan Cherry Blossom Festival which marks the 100th anniversary of the gift of Japanese flowering cherry trees from Japan to the United States. The original trees, which were planted in Washington D.C., have become a symbol of the close relations between the two countries. Continue reading