Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society, Harvard University
Helen Hardacre is co-director of the conference, with Professor Keigo Komamura, and Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society, Harvard University. She is the founding director of the Reischauer Institute Research Project on Constitutional Revision in Japan. Her publications include The Religion of Japan's Korean Minority (1984), Lay Buddhism in Contemporary Japan: Reiyukai Kyodan (1984), Kurozumikyo and the New Religions of Japan (1986), Shinto and the State, 1868-1988 (1989), Marketing the Menacing Fetus in Japan (1997), Religion and Society in Nineteenth-Century Japan: A Study of the Southern Kanto Region, Using Late Edo and Early Meiji Gazetteers (2002), and Shinto, A History (2016). Her current research projects include a comparative study of the ways war is remembered in Japan and the U.S., and a study of public funding of Shinto shrines in the early twentieth century.