SOLD OUT Learning about Yasukuni Shrine with Robert Dujarric

This event has been sold out. Thank you for your support. Learning about Yasukuni Shrine with Robert Dujarric, Director of Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies of Temple University Japan

Yasukuni Shrine has been drawing attention from in and out of Japan.  But do we really know what it is about?  Have we really thought about its meaning in our life? 

Robert Dujarric, Temple University’s ICAS Director, will lead our tour with a focus on the Yushukan Musuem and take questions from participants.  Mr. Durarric is a Harvard College class of 1983.

The event will start having lunch at a Chinese dumpling place天鴻餃子房, which is located across from the shrine.  Food there is quite reasonable.  You can pay as you go.

After lunch, we will move across the shrine to the Yushukan Museum where we will listen to Mr. Dujarric’s lecture.  You may ask questions to Mr. Dujarric at will.  

Children are welcome! 


DATE:  March 5th (Saturday)

TIME:  Meeting at noon at 天鴻餃子房 aka Tenko-Gyoza-bo  (東京都千代田区九段南3-8-13) for lunch.

If you want to take a tour alone, please meet in front the entrance of the Yushukan Museum at 1:30PM.  The tour will end at around 4:00PM. 

PRICE:  800 yen for Yushu-kan 

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Robert Dujarric’s Profile:

ICAS Director Robert Dujarric first lived in Tokyo in 1986-87. He moved back to the city in 2004 as a Council on Foreign Relations (Hitachi) International Affairs Fellow. During his fellowship, he was stationed at the Research Institute of Economy Trade and Industry (RIETI) of the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI) prior to joining the Japan Institute of International Affairs in Tokyo (2005-7) as a visiting research fellow. He took his current position at TUJ in 2007. 

Robert was raised in Paris and New York, worked in banking in the United States, Japan, and Europe with First Boston Corp. and Goldman Sachs prior to joining a think tank in Washington in 1993. He is a graduate of Harvard College and holds an MBA from Yale University. 

Besides directing the Institute, Robert is a frequent contributor to the public debate on Japanese affairs and international political and economic issues, writing op-eds, giving talks, and organizing TUJ events in New York City. 

Robert has published several books and numerous articles and book chapters. He can be reached at 

His major publications are found at