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Wertheimer Presents at Association for Asian American Studies

Dr. Wertheimer gave a paper at the Association for Asian American Studies 2023 conference in Long Beach, California. His paper, “The Issei Role in Fostering a Prewar Nisei Leadership: The Fushimi Memorial Scholarship Society in Nikkei Hawaiʻi” explores the prewar Japanese American association that established the Fushimi Memorial Scholarship Society for Nisei to study at UHM, created pioneering Japanese language textbooks. The society also operated a Japanese library at the Library of Hawai’i, which later became the Hawai’i State Library. Wertheimer expressed excitement about attending his first scholarly conference in person since COVID-19, and is looking forward to engaging with other Asian American Studies scholars from across the country.