• Female Warriors of the Genpei War:

    Tomoe Gozen and Hojo Masako

    Getting to Know Japan Webinar (via Zoom) -- 1900 (JST) 21 July 2022

    Thomas Lockley, Associate Professor at Nihon University College of Law, will be introducing the lives of two female warriors of the Genpei War, Hojo Masako and Tomoe Gozen.


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    This event is a part of YCAPS' "Getting to Know Japan Series" co-sponsored by The United States-Japan Foundation (USJF).


    Thomas Lockley is an Associate Professor at Nihon University College of Law in Tokyo. He has researched and published on a number of historical figures, but is primarily known for his work on Yasuke, which has been featured in Japan on NHK, BS-TBS, TV Tokyo, and Fuji Television as well as receiving many notable reviews including in print media such as Bungeishunju, Shukan Bunshun, Shukan Asahi, and Mainichi Shinbun. The English language version of his book, co-authored with Geoffrey Girard, African Samurai, was released by Hanover Square Press (Harper Collins) in the USA in April 2019. It received wide coverage, including being named by Publishers Weekly as one of the most eagerly anticipated books of 2019, and has been featured by many global media outlets including Time Magazine, the BBC, CNN, Euro News, and the Washington Post.


    Lockley's latest project is a self-study book, 英語で読む日本の歴史をつくった女性たち (The Women Who Built Japanese History,) which takes 20 great women from Japanese history and uses their lives to inspire language learning.


    Format: This event will be off-the-record. Questions are encouraged. It will not be recorded.

    Registration: Required Link
    Moderators: Alex Chou

    Webinar Cost: Free of charge

    Co-sponsors: United States-Japan Foundation

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