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Event Details

Date: September 23, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Timezone: Asia/Tokyo

Additional Details

Cost: Free of charge.

Location: This is an online webinar through Google Meet.

RSVP: Please register on Facebook or RSVP to RSVP not required, but helpful for organizers.

Webinar: American Experiences during the Occupation of Japan​ (YCAPS-JUMP)

September 23, 2020 , 9:00 am - 10:00 am (Asia/Tokyo)

On September 23rd, the Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS) will host its eighth YCAPS-JUMP webinar at 9 AM JST (8 PM EST). This is part of a continuing series on the importance of base communities in U.S.-Japan relations. The featured guest will be Dr. Annika Culver, a professor of History at Florida State University.

Professor Culver will provide a general overview of the structure of the General Headquarters and occupation systems that were implemented following the surrender of Japan 75 years ago. She will then share information regarding what life was like for the U.S. military personnel and their families in the areas around Tokyo and Yokosuka. She will recount personal interviews and incorporate experiences from curating a large online archive of images from the period.

The Oliver L. Austin Photographic Collection, Florida State University, can be viewed here.

Dr. Annika A. Culver is an Associate Professor of East Asian History at Florida State University, where she specializes in Japan and Northeast Asia-related topics. She received her doctorate from the University of Chicago, and also holds an MA in Regional Studies East Asia (RSEA) from Harvard University and a history degree from Vassar College.

Cost: Free of charge.

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