Professor Andrew Gordon has recently been awarded the second annual NIHU International Prize in Japanese Studies (日本研究国際賞) by the National Institute of Humanities (NIHU, 人間文化研究機構). The Prize recognizes his wide-ranging research activities and outstanding achievements, in the study of the history of labor in modern Japan, in the study of Japanese modern history, and in education. The Prize also recognizes his service as former Faculty Director of the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, as well as his contributions to bridging society and academia, namely the Japan Digital Disasters Archive Project established in response to the March 2011 disasters. The NIHU will broadcast a press conference in early November and plans to hold an award ceremony and commemorative lecture in Tokyo in early summer 2021.
The full announcement can be read on the NIHU website in English and in Japanese.