Notification Ceremony for Prof. Ezra F. Vogel in Boston


Notification Ceremony for Prof. Ezra F. Vogel, the Grand Prize laureate, was held at the Algonquin Club of Boston on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

In the presence of Prof. Vogel, Mr. Peter Grilli, Senior Advisor, Japan Society of Boston, and Mr. Nobuyuki Watanabe, Deputy Chief of Mission, Consulate-General of Japan in Boston, Prof. Vogel’s families, friends and colleagues attended the event to celebrate his success.


Address by Prof. Ezra F. Vogel

It's a great honor for me to receive this award today. It's especially nice to have so many friends here who are my guests. I have good fortune, and wonderful friends and associates, ever since I arrived at Harvard. It has been just wonderful and you have made all my work so much easier.

I went to Japan in 1958. I was expecting to come back and teach about American family and society. But when I got back, I was more interested in Asia. I decided to make it my career.

In 1961, I was invited by Harvard to learn about China as post-doc fellow for three years. I was pretty happy that I got a chance. I was so lucky to have so many wonderful friends.

Recently, Sino-Japanese relationships have met troubles and I feel I have a lot of work to do. And so it's nice to work with City of Fukuoka, it truly is, a gateway city to Asia and a place with a special role. I especially appreciate the honor that Fukuoka City has given me. With important responsibilities, I will be trying to see what we can until two neighboring countries get along as long as possible. Thank you all for coming.



Introduction of Public Lecture by Ezra F. VOGEL

Public lecture will be held at ELGARA HALL by inviting Prof. Ezra F. VOGEL, a laureate of the Grand Prize. Admission is free. We hope you will join us there.

  • Title/Rapidly Changing East Asia – Now and Its Future Message from Prof. Ezra F. VOGEL
  • Date/Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (19:00-21:00)
  • Venue/Main Hall, ELGARA HALL



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