Special Notice in Regard to the JAAS 2021 Annual Conference

2021.06.30 Annual Meeting

Dear Colleague,

We inform you that the JAAS Executive Board and Program Committee decided that our 55th Annual Conference on June 5-6, 2021, is to be held ONLINE. We appreciate the JAAS members and partners at Keio University, and apologize for inconveniences this decision may cause to those of you who had planned to attend the 2021 Conference. Details regarding the online conference will be provided on the JAAS official website and through the association mailing list.

Chair, Program Committee, JAAS

No.032 (2021) Transnationalism

2021.04.01 The Japanese Journal of American Studies

1. Editors Introduction

7. Yuko TAKAHASHI, Transgender Students and New Admission Policies at Historically Signifi cant Women’s Colleges in Twenty-First Century United States and Japan

29. Nozomi FUJIMURA, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Transnational Revision of America and Civil Wars: The American Claimant Manuscripts Reconsidered

51. Takayuki TATSUMI, The Laws of Literary Life Cycle: Reading Mark Twain’s Is He Dead? as a Transnational Play

71. Keiko ARAKI, Transnational Nationalism: Revisiting the Garvey Movement

91. Yoshie TAKAMITSU, Interwar Transnational Network and the British Commonwealth: The Institute of Pacifi c Relations and Transformation of Relations among the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States, 1942-43

109. English-Language Works by JAAS Members 2019

Call for Paper Proposals: The 55th JAAS Annual Meeting

2021.03.15 Annual Meeting

The 55th Annual Conference of the Japanese Association for American Studies,
(Keio University, Tokyo, Japan)

The 55th JAAS Annual Meeting will be held on June 5th and 6th, 2021 at Keio University, Tokyo. The JAAS Annual Meeting Program Coordinating Committee invites JAAS members to send paper proposals for the “Independent Paper Sessions” to be held on June 5th, 2020. If you are interested in giving a paper, please send by email a proposal that includes (1) your name, (2) your affiliation, (3) the title of your paper, (4) a summary of your paper (approximately 800 words) and (5) five keywords to the JAAS Annual Meeting Office (program@jaas.gr.jp) by November 20th, 2020 (Japanese Standard Time, JST).

The 55th Conference may be held online, if the of COVID-19 pandemic is not sufficiently resolved. Please check JAAS official website for the latest information.

[Proposals from Japan] Only JAAS members can submit a paper proposal. Proposals from non-members will be reviewed if their membership application is received by November 20th, 2019 and the membership is approved in the Board of Executive Directors meeting. Upon approval, you should compete your membership payment.

[Proposal from outside Japan]Non-members can submit a proposal. When the paper is accepted, you should register before March 1st, 2021 (JST) to ensure your presentation. Registration fee is 8,000 JPN. Please note that registration fee is non-refundable.

You can present a paper in the “Independent Paper Sessions” two years in a row, but not three years. A previously published paper will not be accepted.

If your proposal is accepted, you will be asked to submit your full paper (approximately 5,000 to 7,500 words) to the JAAS Annual Meeting Program Coordinating Committee by May 15th, 2021. The paper will be posted at the JAAS Internet site for two weeks before and after the Annual Meeting; it will be protected by a password that will be given to JAAS members only.

The JAAS Annual Meeting Program Coordinating Committee

No.031 (2020) Community

2020.04.01 The Japanese Journal of American Studies

1. Editors Introduction

3. Izumi OGURA, The Concord Community: Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Antislavery Movement

21. Yuko MATSUMOTO, Community Building in Harlem: The New York Age in the 1910s

45. Michiyo KITAWAKI, The Making of Western Dressmaking Culture in the Hawai’i Nikkei Community before World War II

65. Bruce P. BOTTORFF, Forging American Womanhood: The Acculturation of Second-Generation Immigrant Girls in Honolulu, 1917-1938

87. Yushi YAMAZAKI, Becoming Internationalist Subjects: The Growth of Multiracial Labor Organizing among Japanese Immigrant Communities in California, 1925-1933

111. Ayako SAHARA, Sharing the Travail of Reeducation Camps, Expelling the Betrayer: The Politics of Deportation in a Vietnamese American Community

133. Kumiko NOGUCHI, Keeping the Indian Tribal Community Together: Nation Building and Cultural Sovereignty in the Indian Casino Era

157. Satomi MINOWA, “Free Love” in Sectional Debates over Slavery in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America

179. Koji ITO, Contesting Alaskan Salmon: Fishing Rights, Scientifi c Knowledge, and a US-Japanese Fishery Dispute in Bristol Bay in the 1930s

201. Mai ISOYAMA, The Asia Foundation’s Cold War Infl uence on Tadao Yanaihara’s Educational Research Institute in Japan

223. English-Language Works by JAAS Members 2018

No.030 (2019) Democracy

2019.04.01 The Japanese Journal of American Studies

No.029 (2018) Memory

2018.04.01 The Japanese Journal of American Studies

1. Editors Introduction

3. Michiko SHIMOKOBE,Inland/Oceanic Imagination in  Melville’s Redburn: Expansion and Memory in the Political Climate of America

23. Tsuyoshi ISHIHARA, Memory of American Classics: The Legacy of Mark Twain  in US School Textbooks, 1930s-1940s

45. Michio ARIMITSU, De-Occidentalized “Projections in the  Haiku Manner”: Poetics of Indeterminacy  and Transcultural Reconfiguration of “Frog Perspectives” in Richard Wright’s Last Poems

67. Masumi IZUMI, Gila River Concentration Camp and the Historical Memory of Japanese American Mass Incarceration

89. Akiko OCHIAI, A “New Integration” of Memory  in the National Museum of  African American History and Culture

113. Yoshie TAKAMITSU, Improving US-Japanese Relations through  the News Media: Roy W. Howard, Dentsu, and the Osaka Mainichi

139. English-Language Works by JAAS Members  2016

No.028 (2017) America and the World

2017.04.01 The Japanese Journal of American Studies

No.027 (2016) Japan and the United States

2016.04.01 The Japanese Journal of American Studies

1. Toshikazu MASUNAGA, Beyond the American Landscape:Tourism and the Significance of Hawthorne’s Travel Sketches

21. Hisayo OGUCHI, Little House in the Far East:The American Frontier Spirit and Japanese Girls’ Comics

45. Tosh MINOHARA, The Russo-Japanese War and the Transformation of US-Japan Relations: Examining the Geopolitical Ramifications

69. Yuji ONIKI, Through the Eyes of Ancient Egyptians: Franz Boas and Tanizaki Junichirô on Modern Japan

97. Keiko NITTA, Black Bottom of Modernity:The Racial Imagination of Japanese Modernism in the 1930s

123. Yoneyuki SUGITA, The Yoshida Doctrine as a Myth

145. Ayako KUSUNOKI, Consensus Building on Use of Military Bases in Mainland Japan: US-Japan Relations in the 1950s

167. Shinsuke TOMOTSUGU, After the Hegemony of the “Atoms for Peace” Program: Multilateral Nonproliferation Policy under the Nixon and Ford Administrations

189. Ikue KINA, Postwar US Presence in Okinawa and Border Imagination: Stories of Eiki Matayoshi and Tami Sakiyama

211. Okiyoshi TAKEDA, Closing the Gap: The Japanese American Leadership Delegation Program and Increasing Involvement of Japanese Americans in US-Japan Relations

235. Yasuko KASE, Diasporic War Memory in Juliet S. Kono’s Anshū: Dark Sorrow

257. English-Language Works by JAAS Members 2014

No.026 (2015) Family

2015.04.01 The Japanese Journal of American Studies

No.025 (2014) Dissent

2014.04.01 The Japanese Journal of American Studies

1. Editor’s Introduction

5. Gavin James Campbell, “We Must Learn Foreign Knowledge”: The Transpacific Education of a Samurai Sailor, 1864-1865.

25. Etsuko Taketani, “Spies and Spiders”: Langston Hughes and Transpacific Intelligence Dragnets.

49. Haruo Iguchi, Psychological Warfare during the American Occupation of Japan: The Documentary Film Project of Shu Taguchi and Bonner Fellers, 1949-1951.

67. Kyoko Matsunaga, Leslie Marmon Silko and Nuclear Dissent in the American Southwest.

89. Yasumasa Fujinaga, Black Power at the Polls: The Harold Washington Campaign of 1983 and the Demise of the Democratic Machine in Chicago.

111. Chieko Kitagawa Otsuru, The US Domestic Front: Politics over Displaced Iraqis.

135. English-Language Works by JAAS Members 2012