Roger Hackett

Ann Arbor, Michigan


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Hackett, Roger 10/23/1922 - 10/26/2017 Ann Arbor Roger Fleming Hackett, emeritus professor of history at the University of Michigan and pioneer in the field of Asian Studies, passed away peacefully on October 26, 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was 95 years old. Roger Hackett was born on October...

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Sorry to hear of Professor Hackett's passing. When I was a grad sudent at UM's Center for Japanese Studies in 1966 Professor Hackett was a favorite teacher. His classes were always interesting and informative. And he played a mean game of tennis. Condolences.

I was very sorry to hear the sad news. Roger was a wonderful man. I cherish the memories of our fiercely fought tennis games and his joyous rendering of the marine hymn after victorious matches.
My deepest sympathy to the family.
George Springer

My deepest sympathy to the entire Hackett family. Roger was a very good man and may his memory and legacy live on.

Dear Hackett Family:

Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. Professor Hackett was a graduate of the US Navy Japanese/Oriental Language school at the University of Colorado during World War II. For the past 17 years, I have been directing the US Navy Japanese/Oriental Language School Archival project at the University of Colorado Boulder. The project was in contact with Professor Hackett since its inception in 2000. The project has provided me the unique privilege and...

I am so sad to hear about Professor Hackett's passing. I took Professor Hackett's Modern Japanese History course in the fall of 1988, will never forget this excellent class. His reminiscences about events like the 2/26/36 coup attempt, which happened when he was a child in Japan, enthralled me, and his clear cogent lectures, remain as a model for me. I am happy that Professor Hackett had a long and good life, and his wisdom, good cheer, and professionalism live on for all of us who were...

Professor Hackett was the most gentlemanly, warmest, and nicest person anywhere. It was my privilege and pleasure to be his junior colleague for thirty years. We owe much to Professor Hackett and others who, as the first generation of Japan scholars, successfully built the field in the United States. Cheers to Roger.
Gomeifuku o oinori itashimasu.
Tomi Tonomura

I was sad to hear that Roger is no longer with us. He was not only a colleague and mentor from 1967-74 when I taught at Michigan, but also regularly "schooled" me on the squash court. He will be missed.

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

A wonderful man and colleague, a privilege to have known him. Arlene and I send our heartfelt sympathy to Carol and his family.