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The Government of Japan honors Professor T.J. Pempel

April 29, 2022

Professor T.J. Pempel

2022 SPRING CONFERMENT OF DECORATIONS ON FOREIGN NATIONALS Professor T.J. Pempel Decoration: Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon (旭日中綬章) Service: Contributed to developing Japanese studies in the United States and promoting...

New publication: 'Letters from Japan's Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries'

April 4, 2022
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Cultural historians Morgan Pitelka and Reiko Tanimura partner with one of Japan’s premier experts in calligraphy and letter writing, Takashi Masuda, to translate and annotate 23 letters from the Age of Unification and early Edo period alongside images of the hand-brushed originals...

Hitoshi Murayama Elected at 2021 AAAS Fellow

February 7, 2022

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and and publisher of the Science family of journals has announced the election of a standout group of individuals across scientific disciplines to the newest class of AAAS Fellows, among the most disctictive honors within the scientific community. Among the newly announced 2021 Fellows is Hitoshi Murayama, Professor of Theoretical Physics at UC Berkeley, and a core faculty member...