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Yasuko Iwai Takezawa, Ph.D.

Professor, Kyoto University

Yasuko Iwai Takezawa is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University, and Affiliate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of Washington. She lived in Seattle in the 1980s while attending University of Washington as a graduate student. Her major publications in English include Racial Representations in Asia (Kyoto University Press and Trans Pacific Press, 2011) and Breaking the Silence: Redress and Japanese American Ethnicity (Cornell University Press, 1995), which was nominated for the Victor Turner Prize given by the American Ethnological Society. She currently leads a multi-/interdisciplinary collaborative research project, “A Japan-based Global Study of Racial Representations.”

Speaker Events

Friday, July 5

Tangled Routes to Japanese American Redress [AUDIO]
Frank Abe, Producer/Director, "Conscience and the Constitution"
Arlene Oki, Vice President for Civil Rights, Seattle Chapter JACL
Robert Shimabukuro
Yasuko Iwai Takezawa, Ph.D., Professor, Kyoto University


Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Willow A
Topic: Basic Introduction

Saturday, July 6

「第二次世界大戦中の日系アメリカ人の体験」入門 (Intro to the WWII Japanese American Experience) [AUDIO]
Emily Anderson, Assistant Professor of History, Washington State University
Masumi Izumi, Professor, Doshisha University
Yasuko Iwai Takezawa, Ph.D., Professor, Kyoto University
Akihiro Yamakura, Professor, Tenri University


Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Location: Aspen
Topic: 日本語のセッション (Sessions in Japanese)