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Japanese History 1945–Present

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June 10, 6am EDT / 7pm JST


The Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS) presents a weekly webinar series on Japanese culture and society, Getting to Know Japan Series.

Dr. Robert Hoppens, History Professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and expert on contemporary Japanese history, will lead a lecture and discussion on Japanese history from the end of the second World War to the present day. Dr. Hoppens is a member of the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future.

This event will be off-the-record. Questions are encouraged. It will not be recorded. The event is free, but registration is required.

Click here to register. Visit the YCAPS website to learn more.

The webinar series is supported through the CGP Salary Assistant Grant for U.S.-Japan Community Grassroots Exchange Program.


Robert Hoppens received a Ph.D. in Modern Japanese History from the University of Washington and is Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley where he teaches Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and world history. His research focuses on the history of Sino-Japanese relations, Japan-Taiwan relations, Cold War history and issues of national identity in East Asia. He is the author of The China Problem in Postwar Japan: Japanese National Identity and Sino-Japanese Relations, published by Bloomsbury Press as part of the series SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan. He is also a member of the fourth cohort of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation’s US-Japan Network for the Future.

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