The Hoover Institution Library & Archives presents the Fanning the Flames Speaker Series. This eighth session is moderated by Eiichiro Azuma, visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and presented by Kayoko Takeda, professor at Rikkyo University in Tokyo. The “Missionaries and Nisei as “Informants” for the Civil Affairs Training School at Stanford University (1944-1945)" virtual event is on Friday, February 18, 2022 at 12:00 pm PST | 3:00 pm EST.

To learn more about the accompanying book (edited by Kay Ueda, curator of the Japanese Diaspora Collection at Hoover) and to see past events, videos, and highlights, please visit our new interactive online exhibition website, Fanning the Flames: Propaganda in Modern Japan.



Participant Bios



Kayoko Takeda is a professor of translation and interpreting studies at Rikkyo University in Tokyo. She is the author of Interpreting the Tokyo War Crimes Trial (University of Ottawa Press) and Interpreters and War Crimes (Routledge).






Eiichiro Azuma is Professor of History and Asian American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and a Hoover Visiting Fellow. He specializes in Asian American history with an emphasis on Japanese Americans and transpacific migration, as well as U.S. and Japanese colonialisms and U.S.-Japan relations. He holds a M.A. in Asian American Studies (1992) and a Ph.D. in history (2000), both from University of California at Los Angeles. He has taught at Penn since January 2001. Since Fall 2009, Azuma has held the Alan Charles Kors Endowed Term Chair in History. He is the author of In Search of Our Frontier: Japanese America and Settler Colonialism in the Construction of Japan’s Borderless Empire (University of California Press, 2019) and Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America (Oxford University Press, 2005).

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