Dr. Samuel Yamashita CJS Seminar, Monday April 5, 2010

Dr. Samuel Yamashita, the Henry E. Sheffield Professor of History at Pomona College will give the next CJS seminar on April 5 titled “Coercion, Compliance and Resistance in Wartime Japan, 1942-1945.” Professor Yamashita uses wartime diaries and the correspondence of ordinary Japanese to chart everyday resistance to government policy and directives during World War II. The image below, provided by Dr. Yamashita, shows several Japanese children playing on an artillery cannon while their mother’s watch and lead them in cheers of “banzai!”

Japanese politicians visit UHM

Representatives from Japan’s major political parties visited the UHM campus and East West Center on Tuesday, March 2nd. It was the final leg of the group’s tour to several American cities including Washington D.C. and Annapolis, MD. The representatives visited UHM as part of a training program for young Japanese leaders to get a better sense of the structure and inter-workings of an American university. Pictured below are CJS director Dr. Robert Huey, UHM graduate students specializing in Japanese studies, and the visiting representatives from Japan in front of the Jakuan Tea House.