• America Encounters Hiroshima Again

    YCAPS-SPF Community Conversation (via Zoom)

    29 September 2022 – 19:00-20:15 (Japan)



    YCAPS & the Sasakawa Peace Foundation are pleased to announce the next webinar in the Community Conversations seminar series focused on the Iwakuni Community! This event will feature noted scholar Dr. Koji Murata.


    Hiroshima was a symbol of Imperial Japan in the early 20th century. After August 1945, Hiroshima became a symbol of ambiguity for US-Japan relations. After former President Obama’s visit and now the coming G-7 summit, Dr. Murata will discuss how Hiroshima may be poised to become a symbol of rapprochement between the two countries.

    This event will be a webinar. Future Community Conversations events will be held in person so long as health and safety conditions permit.


    To join please use this link to register with Zoom.


    Koji Murata is currently Professor of Political Science and Dean of the Faculty of Law, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. Dean Murata received B.A. in Political Science from Doshisha University, and both M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Kobe University, Kobe, Japan. Dr. Murata also studied at the George Washington University as a Fulbright student from 1991 to 1995. Prior to joining the faculty of Doshisha, Dr. Murata was Assistant and Associate Professor of American Studies, Scholl of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University. Professor Murata’s specialties include American foreign policy, history of US-Japan alliance, and international security affairs in East Asia. Professor Murata published many books, chapters, and articles both in Japanese and English. Most recently, he published the first biography of Ronald Reagan in Japanese. Professor Murata is a frequent commentator on Japanese TVs and newspapers.


    Format: This event will be off-the-record.
    Moderator: Jeff Mazziotta

    Co-Sponsor: Sasakawa Peace Foundation
    Webinar Cost: Free of charge

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