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Ken Ruoff, History faculty, published an updated version of his book “Japan’s Imperial House in the Postwar Era, 1945-2019” with the Harvard University Asia Center.
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Posted: February 17, 2020

Ken Ruoff, History faculty, published an updated version of his book “Japan’s Imperial House in the Postwar Era, 1945-2019” with the Harvard University Asia Center. The book, now with a new title, brings the content up to the present, through the abdication of Emperor Akihito and the subsequent enthronement of Emperor Naruhito in 2019. Ruoff will give a talk on his book titled “The Future of Japan: The Imperial House as a Window into Changing Definitions of What it Means to be Japanese” at 6 p.m. on Feb. 25 in Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 327.