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Bunji Omura – New York Japanese Antifascist Writer and Publicist

Greg RobinsonJonathan van Harmelen

Although the saga of the Issei generation has been written by a number of historians, our understanding the views of Issei writers and thinkers on Japan is still incomplete. While the work of Eiichiro Azuma delves into the connections of the Issei to Japanese expansionism and the rise of militaristic ...

Ayako Ishigaki: Radical Issei Feminist Writer in Mid-Century America

Greg Robinson


Leonard Arrington: Groundbreaking Historian of Japanese Americans

Greg RobinsonChristian Heimburger

In May 1962, Utah State University professor Leonard Arrington delivered a remarkable lecture on Japanese American confinement to his peers in Logan, Utah. It was one of the earliest scholarly examinations of Nikkei incarceration camps. Just how a middle-aged scholar specializing in Mormon history came to research and write about ...

From Kenny Murase to Kenji Murase: The Journey of a Nisei Writer, Scholar, and Activist - Part 2

Greg Robinson

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From Kenny Murase to Kenji Murase: The Journey of a Nisei Writer, Scholar, and Activist - Part 1

Greg Robinson


T. John Fujii: Expatriate or Collaborator? - Part 2

Greg Robinson

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T. John Fujii: Expatriate or Collaborator? - Part 1

Greg Robinson

The story of Tatsuki John Fujii, a journeyman writer and journalist who was one of the earliest Nisei book authors, offers a rich illustration of the international connections (and complications) of Japanese Americans.

A Union of Artists: Kimi Gengo and Bunji Tagawa - Part 2

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A Union of Artists: Kimi Gengo and Bunji Tagawa - Part 1

Greg Robinson

One useful study for understanding Japanese American history would focus on “power couples,” that is, spouses or long-term romantic partners who are both accomplished figures in their own right. Perhaps the classic case in this regard is that of the Inouyes. Daniel Inouye was U.S. Senator from Hawaii for ...

John McGilvrey Maki: A friendly Reminiscence

Greg Robinson

It was April 2004. I was attending an event at Columbia University in New York City. The organizers allotted us some extra time during the lunch break, and so I decided to go off and take a walk. I had worked at Columbia a decade earlier, and it was fun ...

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I am a native New Yorker who is Professor of History at l'Université du Québec À Montréal, a French-language institution in Montreal, Canada. In addition to writing multiple books on Japanese American and Japanese Caandian history, I write the regular historical column "The Great Unknown" for the NICHI BEI WEEKLY newspaper.

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