In Memory of Chikamoto Kensuke, former HYI Visiting Scholar

In Memoriam

The Harvard-Yenching Institute is deeply saddened by the recent passing of Professor Chikamoto Kensuke on February 18, 2023. Professor Chikamoto was a Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar from 2016-17.

While at HYI during the 2016-17 year, Professor Chikamoto was an active participant in HYI’s activities, as the photos below attest. He was also a congenial collaborator. Harvard faculty colleagues in his field, including Ryuichi Abe, Melissa McCormick, James Robson, and Rachel Saunders had ongoing collaborative projects with Professor Chikamoto.

During his stay at HYI, and later as a HYI alumnus, Professor Chikamoto organized several conferences and workshops. We have included their programs here:

He will be greatly missed. The Institute expresses its condolences to Professor Chikamoto’s family, friends, and colleagues in Japan and throughout the world.

Prof. Chikamoto poses with two other Visiting Scholars

At HYI Fall Reception, September 2016

Prof. Chikamoto and three other scholars smile at the camera. They are seated with food and drink in front of them.

At the HYI Thanksgiving Potluck, November 2016

Prof. Chikamoto and four other scholars pose standing and smiling at the camera

At the HYI Lobster Picnic, May 2017

A group of about 40 scholars and fellows poses on steps for a group portrait.

HYI Group Photo, 2016-17

About 20 people pose for a group photo in a restaurant/lounge area.

HYI alumni reunion in Tokyo, June 2017

Prof. Chikamoto smiles at the camera and raises a glass

HYI Thanksgiving Potluck, November 2016

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