2008 National Conference » Speakers

Tetsuden Kashima

Professor, American Ethnic Studies Department, University of Washington

Tetsuden (Tetsu) Kashima was born in Oakland, CA in 1942. As an infant, he was taken with his family to the Tanforan Assembly Center and the Topaz, Utah WRA camp. At Topaz, they were incarcerated until 1945. Tetsu received his B.A. from the University of California Berkeley, and his PhD in Sociology from University of California, San Diego. He began at the University of Washington as the Director of Asian American Studies in 1976. He has been an invited professor at Ryukoku University, Kyoto and the Yamaguchi National University in Yamaguchi, Japan. He is the author of Buddhism in America: The Social Organization of an Ethnic Religious Institution (Greenwood Press) and Judgment Without Trial: Japanese American Imprisonment during World War II (University of Washington Press). Tetsu is a Professor in the University of Washington’s Department of American Ethnic Studies and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology.

Speaker Events

Saturday, July 5

Alien Places and Alien People: Department of Justice Internment Camps During World War II
Nobusuke Fukuda, Retired Child Welfare Administrator
Satsuki Ina, Professor Emeritus, filmmaker & psychotherapist, California State University, Sacramento
Tetsuden Kashima, Professor, American Ethnic Studies Department, University of Washington
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Location: Capitol 4, 4th Floor
Topic: Different Views on the Incarceration

An Overview of Nikkei Incarceration: World War II Assembly, Relocation, Isolation, Segregation, and Internment Camps
Jeffery Burton, National Park Service
Louis Fiset, Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Washington
James Hirabayashi, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University
Tetsuden Kashima, Professor, American Ethnic Studies Department, University of Washington
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location: Capitol 4, 4th Floor
Topic: Basic Introduction