Haruo Shirane is the Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Chair of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University. He received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University and joined Columbia’s faculty in 1987. In 1996 he was appointed to the Shincho Professorship of Japanese Literature and Culture. In 2010, he was awarded the Ueno Satsuki Memorial Prize on Japanese Culture for his contributions to the study of Japanese culture. He has been cited in The New York Times and featured in such publications as the Simply Haiku Journal.