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Akihiro Yamakura

Professor, Tenri University

Akihiro Yamakura graduated from University of Texas with an MA in American Civilization in 1983. He conducted research in American history at Indiana University in the History department between 1996 and 1997, work that also included visits to the National Archives for additional research. With other scholars, he helped translate into Japanese Ian Tyrrell’s Transnational Nations, which was published in 2007. Mr. Yamakura also wrote Civil Liberties: A Legal History of the Wartime Incarceration of the People of Japanese Ancestry in America, published in Japanese in 2011. He is currently interested in ways to relate the incarceration experience to events in the 1930s and 1940s, an era that shaped postwar American society.

Speaker Events

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)