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Announcing The Japan Foundation Award 2016 Recipients

26-Aug-2016 Since 1973, the Japan Foundation has annually presented the Japan Foundation Awards to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to promoting international mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and other countries through academic, artistic and other cultural pursuits. This year marks the 44th year of the awards, and for 2016, three recipients have been selected: 

Susan J. Pharr: Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director of the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (USA)
Cai Guo-Qiang: Artist (China)
Centro Brasileiro de Língua Japonesa (CBLJ):  Nonprofit organization (Brazil)

Dr. Susan Pharr is an Abe Fellow, and a member of the Advisory Committee for our US-Japan Network for the Future program.  

For further details, please refer to the official announcement.