Japan and Japanese America: Connections across the Pacific Rim

DATE: Friday-Saturday, October 9-10, 2009

PLACE: David Brower Center

SPONSORS: Center for Japanese Studies, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, National Japanese American Historical Society, Asian American Studies Program, UCB




SCHEDULE

Friday, October 9

7:00 pm — 7:30 pm: Hazel Wolf Gallery
Informal reception

Keynote Lecture I
7:30 pm — 8:45 pm: Goldman Theater

US-Japan Relations: A Japanese American Perspective
Norman Mineta, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Clinton Administration, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Bush Administration, Cal class of '53

Saturday, October 10

9:00 am — 9:15 am: Goldman Theater
Opening Remarks

Keynote Lecture II
9:15 am — 10:30 am

Rethinking Subjects: "Japan" and "America"
Gary Okihiro, Columbia University

Panel Session I: On History
10:30 am — 11:45 am

Issei Antiracism and Japan's World War I Diplomacy: The Fickleness and Perils at Immigration Homeland Political Partnership
Eiichiro Azuma, University of Pennsylvania

Japanese Immigrants and the Opposition to White Supremacy in the U.S.
Lon Kurashige, University of Southern California

Respondent:

Greg Robinson, University of Quebec

11:45 am — 12:45 pm: Outdoor Terrace
Luncheon

Luncheon Lecture
12:45 pm — 1:45 pm: Tamalpais Room

Adventures of a Japanese American Positioned Between the U.S. and Japan
Glen S. Fukushima, CEO, Airbus Japan and former President, ACCJ

Panel Session II: On Literature
2:00 pm — 3:30 pm: Goldman Theater

The Flow of Books and Japanese (Language) Literature
Yoshitaka Hibi, Nagoya University

Immigrant Senryu Clubs and Japan, 1930s - 1950s
Teruko Kumei, Shirayuri College

Internment and Identity Shift: Through Transnational War Memory
Kyoko Nozaki, Kyoto Sangyo University

Respondent: Andrew Leung, UC Berkeley

3:30 pm — 3:45 pm: Coffee Break

Panel Session III: On Religion
3:45 pm — 5:15 pm: Goldman Theater

Kagawa Toyohiko and the Japanese Christian Impact on American Society
Mark Mullins, Sophia University

Transnational Context of the Wartime Internment of Tenrikyo Ministers in America
Akihiro Yamakura, Tenri University

Faith within Barbed Wire: Issei Buddhism and the Wartime Incarceration
Duncan Williams, UC Berkeley

Respondent: Jane Iwamura, USC

5:15 pm — 5:30 pm: Closing Remarks

PARTICIPANTS

Participants

Eiichiro Azuma, University of Pennsylvania

Glen S. Fukushima, CEO, Airbus Japan and former President, ACCJ

Yoshitaka Hibi, Nagoya University

Jane Iwamura, USC

Teruko Kumei, Shirayuri College

Lon Kurashige, University of Southern California

Andrew Leung, UC Berkeley

Norman Mineta, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Clinton Administration, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Bush Administration, Cal class of '53

Mark Mullins, Sophia University

Kyoko Nozaki, Kyoto Sangyo University

Gary Okihiro, Columbia University

Greg Robinson, University of Quebec

Duncan Williams, UC Berkeley

Akihiro Yamakura, Tenri University

DIRECTIONS

Directions

The conference "Japan and Japanese America: Connections across the Pacific Rim" will be held at the David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way in Berkeley.

By BART

If traveling by BART, exit the Richmond-Fremont line at the Berkeley station (not North Berkeley). When you leave the BART station, walk south down Shattuck Avenue to Allston Way (one or two blocks depending on which station exit you use) and turn left. Walk one block to 2150 Allston Way.

From Interstate 80

To reach the site by car from Interstate 80, exit at the University Avenue off-ramp in Berkeley. Take University Avenue east to Oxford Street and turn right. The David Brower Center is located three blocks down Oxford at the corner of Allston and Oxford on the right hand side of the street.

From Highways 24/13

To reach the site from Highways 24/13, exit 13 at Tunnel Road in Berkeley. Continue on Tunnel Road as it becomes Ashby. Turn right at Shattuck Avenue and drive approximately one mile north to Allston Way and turn right. The David Brower Center is located on the right hand side of the street.

Directions to campus are also available at www.berkeley.edu/visitors/traveling.html

Parking at UC Berkeley

There are various public parking lots and facilities near the Berkeley campus and in downtown Berkeley. This list includes municipal and privately owned parking lots and garages open to the public. Please consult signs for hours and fees prior to entering the facilities.

Other lots:

  • Berkeley Way near Shattuck
  • Center Street near Shattuck
  • Kittrdege Street near Fulton
  • Kittredge Street near Milvia

More information is available on the UC Berkeley Parking and Transportation page.