• Development of Yokosuka as a Naval Port City: 1860s - 1960's

    YCAPS-SPF Community Conversation (via Zoom)

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

    YCAPS & the Sasakawa Peace Foundation are pleased to announce the continuation of the Community Conversations seminar series in Yokosuka. This event will feature Dr. Akira Inayoshi. Before the construction of the shipyards in the 1860s, Yokosuka was just a small village. However, after building, it became one of Japan's largest naval port cities, shaping Yokosuka's identity today. Dr. Inayoshi will explore Yokosuka's development process before WWII and how they utilized its heritage as a naval port after WWII.


    We will also be joined by Captain Jeffrey J. Kim (US Navy ret.) who will provide comments and give his perspective after Dr Inayoshi's presentation.

    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.


    Akira Inayoshi is a professor of Japanese Political History at Niigata University. His research focuses on how to develop and maintain national lands, overcoming differences between the interests of the state and local communities.


    Captain Jeffrey J. Kim (USN, ret) was the commander of the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka from 2016 to 2019, and served multiple tours of duty with Japan-based 7th Fleet units since 1992, including as commanding officer of the Yokosuka-homeported destroyer USS John S. McCain from 2009 to 2010.

    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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