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  • first stage

1)   In order to facilitate the printing process, manuscripts should be prepared using a personal computer.

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  • second stage

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  • proofreading

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 i) Submitted materials will not be returned.

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1)   Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced and should not exceed 8,000 words, including notes, less if necessary to accommodate graphs, maps, and illustrations within an equivalent number of pages. 

2)   Please refer to the back issues for basic style.

3)   In principle, authors should refer to the latest edition of The Chicago Manual of Style (Chicago: University of Chicago Press) for style guidance.  In some cases the latest editions of the following reference works may also be used: MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (New York: Modern Language Association of America), and Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association).  In all cases, authors should use a uniform style throughout the manuscript.

4)   Notes should be presented as endnotes, following the main body of the text, and typed double-spaced.

5)   The author’s name should be given below the title, in the order of given name and then the family name.  The official English language name of the author’s affiliation (university, research institute, etc.) should also be given. 

6)   In order to make the papers easier to read, it is desirable that each manuscript be divided into several sections, with roman numerals or headings (or a combination thereof) at the beginning of each section.  The first section and last section may be given topic headings, or headed as “introduction” and “conclusion,” and they may be given roman numerals.  Headings should not be centered.

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8)   Copyright issues for visual images such as photos, illustrations, graphs, etc., are the responsibility of the authors.  The journal accepts no legal responsibilities for copyright issues for such materials.

9Reference to Japanese-language publications in the footnotes should feature the publication/article titles firstly in alphabetized Japanese, to be immediately followed by an English translation between brackets, and finally by place of publication, publisher and year of publication (books), or by journal title, volume number, etc. (articles).  Authors should refrain from inserting Chinese characters and Japanese letters in the text and notes, and note that at the same applies to all publications in any non-alphabetical languages.

No.34(2023)Division, Diversity, and Unity


1. Editor’s Introduction

3. Seong-Ho LIM, What Kind of “America” Mattered in the State Building of South Korea? The “Tudor” Polity and the “Progressive” State
29. Yoshiko UZAWA, The Yellow Jacket (1912): Chinese Opera as Techne in Early Twentieth-Century American Theatre
45. Hiro MATSUBARA, “What a Quickening It Was to My Soul”: The Emergence of Women’s Autonomy in the New York Religious Tract Society, 1812–1826
67. Junko ISONO KATO, Counting Diversity in an Attempt to Achieve Unity: How the Three-Fifths Clause United and Divided Americans
89. Yuki ODA, Family Unity and “Noncitizen Citizenship”: The Advocacy of the International Institutes on Behalf of Separated Families
111. Shunta MATSUMOTO, The Role of Congress in the Current Polarized Age: Unified Decision-Maker or Partisan Arena?
137. Yutaka NAKAMURA, Informal Mediation on the Street: An Ethnographic Exploration of Discrimination and Division within Muslim Communities in Harlem

163. English Language Works by JAAS members 2021

No.033 (2022) Mobility/Immobility


1. Editor’s Introduction

5. Takahiro SAKANE, Mobile Monuments: Dialectic of Commemoration in Henry James’s The American Scene
25. Yuri SAKUMA, African American Migration Narratives of the Harlem Renaissance: Jazz as a Symbol of Racial Uplift, “Low-Down” Migrants, and Black20232023 Feminism
45. Manako OGAWA, Konpira-san as Enemy Asset: The Contestation and Confrontation over the Interpretation of a Shinto Sea Deity and the Kotohira Jinsha v. McGrath Case in 1949
67. Ichiro MIYATA, “A Must for Atlanta’s Future”: Metropolitan Atlanta and the Rapid Transit Idea, 1963-65
87. Yuka MIZUTANI, Promotion of Gastronomic Traditions in the Sonoran Desert and Changes in the Representation of the US-Mexico Borderlands
109. Masahito WATANABE, Mobilizing Party Participation: Defending the Iowa Caucuses
133. Yoshiaki FURUI, Through an “Impenetrable Thicket”: Penetrating Depth and Alterity in Melville’s Typee
151. Shogo TANOKUCHI, Freaky Asian Junks: Herman Melville and Antebellum Exhibition Culture

173. English-Language Works by JAAS Members 2020

No.032 (2021) Transnationalism


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

No.031 (2020) Community


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


1. Editors Introduction

3. Fumiaki KUBO,Japan-US Alliance in the Face of Populism: The Vulnerability of an Alliance Based on Asymmetric Rights and Obligations

17. Naoko SUGIYAMA, Democracy and the International American Girl: Gender, Class, and Race in The Lady of the Aroostook by William Dean Howells

31. Shoko KIYOHARA, Adoption of Online Voter Registration Systems as the New Trend of US Voter Registration Reform

53. Takeshi IIDA, Citizens’ Constitutional Knowledge and American Representative Democracy

75. English-Language Works by JAAS Members 2017

No.029 (2018) Memory


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


1. Editors Introduction

3. Takashi ASO, Ethics of the Transpacifi c: Dinh Q. Lê, Sàn Art, and Memories of War

25. Katsuyuki MURATA, Solidarity Based Not on Sameness: Aspects of the Black-Palestinian Connection

45. Kazuteru OMORI, “Little America” in Africa: Liberia as a Touchstone for African Americans

61. Michael GORMAN, Rural Cosmopolitanism and Cultural Imperialism in Willa Cather’s One of Ours

83. Toru ONOZAWA, The United States and the British Withdrawal from South Arabia, 1962-1967

105. Naoki KAMIMURA, “Liberal” America and Bolivia’s Revolutionary Challenge, 1952-1960: An Interpretation in a Comparative Framework

127. Akiyo YAMAMOTO, US Hungarian Refugee Policy, 1956-1957

No.027 (2016) Japan and the United States


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


1. Editor’s Introduction

7. Nam Gyun KIM, A History of American Studies in Korea

19. Jun FURUTA, Between Republic and Empire.pdf

37. Masahiko NARITA, The Phenomenology of Family-Killing Fatherhood

57. Takuya NISHITANI, Melville’s Experiment with Domestic Fiction in “The Apple-Tree Table”

75. Miya SHICHINOHE-SUGA, Japanese Interracial Families in the United States, 1879-1900

99. Rie MAKINO, Absent Presence as a Nonprotest Narrative

121. Akira HONGO, Family and Four American Gay Playwrights

145. Chitose SATO,  “Mixed-Status Families” in the Age of Welfare Reform

169. Ayumu KANEKO, The Same-Sex Marriage Campaign in the Age of Neoliberalism

193. English-Language Works by JAAS Members 2013

No.025 (2014) Dissent


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

No.024(2013) War


1 Editor’s Introduction

7 Priscilla WALD Botanophobia: Fear of Plants in the Atomic Age

29 Eisaku KIHARA The Politicization of the Slavery Issue in the Early American Republic

47 Yukiko OHSHIMA Herman Melville’s “Pequot Trilogy”: The Pequot War in Moby-Dick, Israel Potter, and Clarel

67 Yoshiya MAKITA Professional Angels at War: The United States Army Nursing Service and Changing Ideals of nursing at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

87 Shusuke TAKAHARA America’s Withdrawal from Siberia and Japan-US Relations

105 Takeya MIZUNO A Disturbing and Ominous Voice from a Different Shore: Japanese Radio Propaganda and Its Impact on the US Government’s Treatment of Japanese Americans during World war II

125 Hiroo NAKAJIMA Beyond War: The Relationship between Takagi Yasaka and Charles and Mary beard

145 Takakazu YAMAGISHI War, Veterans, and Americanism: The Political Struggle over VA Health care after World War II

165 Itsuki KURASHINA “Let the MLF Sink Out of Sight”: The Cold War and the Atlantic Alliance during the Johnston Administration

185 Takayoshi ISHIWARI Rainbow’s Light: Or, “Illuminations” in Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow

203 Takeshi UESUGI Is Agent orange a Poison? : Vietnamese Agent Orange Litigation and the New Paradigm of Poison

223 English-Language Works by JAAS Members 2011

No.023(2012) Race and Ethnicity


1 Editor’s Introduction

7 Akiko Ochiai Continuing Skirmishes in Harpers Ferry: Entangled Memories of Heyward Shepherd and John Brown
27 Motoe Sasaki Excludable Aliens vs. One National People: The U.S. Chinese Exclusion Policy and the Racialization of Chinese in the United States and China
51 Brian Masaru Hayashi From Race to Nation: The Institute of Pacific Relations, Asian Americans, and George Blakeslee, from 1908 to 1929
73 Hiromi Monobe From “Vanishing Race” to Friendly Ally: Japanese American Perceptions of Native Hawaiians during the Interwar Years
97 Koichi Suwabe Faulkner’s Black and White Oedipal Drama in “The Fire and the Hearth”
117 Noriko Shimada The Emergence of Okinawan Ethnic Identity in Hawai’i: Wartime and Postwar Experiences
139 Hiroshi Kitamura America’s Racial Limits: U.S. Cinema and the Occupation of Japan
163 Tasuku Todayama Transnational Labor Activism against Migrant Labor: The Post-World War II U.S.-Mexican Labor Alliance for Border Control
185 Hideaki Kami Ethnic Community, Party Politics, and the Cold War: The Political Ascendancy of Miami Cubans, 1980-2000
209 Ayako Uchida Searching for Indigenous Alliances: International NGOs of the United States and Canada in the 1970s
231 Keiko Miyamoto Toni Morrison and Kara Walker: The Interaction of Their Imaginations
263 Makoto Kurasaki The Sociopolitical Role of the Black Church in Post-Civil Rights Era America
285 Yuko Kurahashi Finding, Reclaiming, and Reinventing Identity through DNA: The DNA Trail

305 English-Language Works by JAAS Members 2010

No.022(2011) Affluence and Poverty


1 Editor’s Introduction

7 Kevin Gaines Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life and the “Long Civil Rights Movement”
25 Natsuki Aruga Is a Japanese Standpoint Useful for Studying about America?: Child Labor during World War II Revealed in Comparative Perspective
47 Mikayo Sakuma “Povertiresque”: The Representation of Irish Immigrants in Nineteenth-Century America
63 Kotaro Nakano How the Other Half Was Made: Perceptions of Poverty in Progressive Era Chicago
89 Tetsuo Uenishi Are the Rich Different?: Creating a Culture of Wealth in The Great Gatsby
109 Kazuhiko Goto Reading William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying as a Poverty Narrative
125 Ichiro Kuraishi Poverty, Education, and National Policy in the “Affl uent Society”: A Comparison of the United States and Japan in the 1960s
151 Kazuyo Tsuchiya “Jobs or Income Now!”: Work, Welfare, and Citizenship in Johnnie Tillmon’s Struggles for Welfare Rights
171 Azusa Ono The Fight for Indian Employment Preference in the Bureau of Indian Affairs: Red Power Activism in Denver, Colorado, and Morton v. Mancari
193 Fuminori Minamikawa The Japanese American “Success Story” and the Intersection of Ethnicity, Race, and Class in the Post?Civil Rights Era
213 Satomi Yamamoto Fair Price for Whom?: A Critique of Fairness and Justice in the Albany Park Workers’ Rights Campaign

231 English-Language Works by JAAS Members 2009


No.021(2010) Food


1 Editor’s Introduction

7 Philip Deloria Toward an American Indian Abstract:American Studies and Mary Sully’sVision of Mid-Twentieth-CenturyAmerican Culture
31 Makiko Wakabayashi The Revolt of Female Appetite:Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Women’s Literary Realism
49 Eijun Senaha Ready-Made Boys: A Collision of Food and Gender in Ernest Hemingway’s “Big Two-Hearted River”
67 Masahiko Abe What’s Wrong with the Stomach Specialist: The Ethics of Stomach Disorder in Bernard Malamud’s “The Magic Barrel”
89 Kiyomi Sasame Food for Survival in Margaret Atwood’s Dystopian Worlds
111 Nanami Suzuki Popular Health Movements and Diet Reform in Nineteenth-Century America
139 Takahiro Ueyama America’s Shadow: Americanization of Food and Therapeutic Diets in Victorian London
171 Izumi Ishii You Are What You Eat: The Relationship between Cherokee Foodways and “Civilization”at Brainerd Mission
189 Takanori Ohashi Challenges Faced by the U.S. Fishery Policy in Overcoming Overfishing in Federally Managed Waters: Shifting from Traditional to Responsible Fishery Management for Sustainable Seafood
211 Ai Hisano Home Cooking: Betty Crocker and Womanhood in Early Twentieth-Century America
231 Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt Imagining the Taste: Transnational Food Exchanges between Japan and the United States

251 English-Language Works by JAAS Members, 2008

No.020(2009) Peace


1 Editor’s Introduction

7 Vicki L. Ruiz Why Latino History Matters to U.S. History
27 Toru Onozawa The Search for an American Way of Nuclear Peace: The Eisenhower Administration Confronts Mutual Atomic Plenty
47 Midori Yoshii Reducing the American Burden? U.S. Mediation between South Korea and Japan, 1961-1965
67 Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu Architects of a Masquerade Peace: The United States and the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games
89 Nikhil Pal Singh Beyond the “Empire of Jim Crow”: Race and War in Contemporary U.S. Globalism
113 Yoshio Takanashi Emerson and Zhu Xi: The Role of the “Scholar” in Pursuing “Peace”
131 Naoko Sugiyama From the Woman Warrior to Veterans of Peace: Maxine Hong Kingston’s Pacifist Textual Strategies
149 Viet Thanh Nguyen Remembering War, Dreaming Peace: On Cosmopolitanism, Compassion, and Literature
175 Takeshi Kimura The Cosmology of Peace and Father Thomas Berry’s “Great Work”
193 Anri Morimoto Forgiving Is Fore-giving: Reaching out for Peace in Interpersonal Relations
211 Kimiyo Ogawa Fearing American Wilderness: Materialism in Charles Brockden Brown’s Edgar Huntly

231 English-Language Works by JAAS Members 2007

No.019(2008) The City


1 Editor’s Introduction

7 Emory Elliott Terror, Aesthetics, and the Humanities in the Public Sphere
25 Naochika Takao Sex and the City: The Reconstruction of Middle-Class Urban Consciousness in The Scarlet Letter
43 Shitsuyo Masui Reading The House of the Seven Gables in the Context of the Nineteenth-Century Urban Burial Reform Movement
63 Yuko Nakagawa From City of Culture to City of Consumption: Boston in Henry James’s The Bostonians
83 Yuko Matsukawa Defi ning the American Flaneuse:Constance Fenimore Woolson and “A Florentine Experiment”
103 Kiyohiko Murayama Dreiser and the Wonder and Mystery and Terror of the City
123 Julia Leyda Space, Class, City: Gwendolyn Brooks’s Maud Martha
139 Naomi Tonooka Art and Urban Space: Rent, the East Village, and the Construction of Meaning
159 Takayuki Nishiyama The American Welfare State and the City: The Politics of the Social Welfare Policy in New York City under the Lindsay Administration
177 Masaharu Yasuoka City-County Separation and Consolidation in the United States: The Impact on Urban Growth
197 Noritaka Yagasaki Origins of Cities and Urbanization in Nineteenth-Century Southern California: Regional Changes in the Context of Three Economic-Cultural Regions of the Americas
231 Wakako Araki Gender, Race, and the Idea of Separate Spheres: Neo-Abolitionist Work in South Carolina Sea Islands
239 Ichiro Miyata Manufacturing Segregation: The Birth and Death of Underground Atlanta, 1969-1981

259 English-Language Works by JAAS Members, 2006

No.018(2007) Proceedings: American Studies in Trans-Pacific Perspective


1 Editor’s Introduction

5 Karen Halttunen Transnationalism and American Studies in Place
21 Daizaburo Yui Historical Lessons in Asian-American Relations: Searching for Inter-Civilizational Dialogue
37 Natsuki Aruga Introduction: American Studies in Trans-Pacific Perspective
41 Ian Tyrrell Looking Eastward: Pacific and Global Perspectives on American History in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
59 Jun Furuya A New Perspective on American History from the Other Side of the Pacific
73 Gary Y. Okihiro Toward a Pacific Civilization
87 Oscar V. Campomanes La Revolucion Filipina in the Age of Empire
107 Youzhong Sun The Trans-Pacific Experience of John Dewey
125 Victor Sumsky America in East Asia: The Rise and the Waning of a Benevolent Hegemon Image
143 Seong-Ho Lim Clashing Perceptions of ‘America’ in Trans-Pacific Relations: The Case of Anti-Americanism in South Korea
163 Manako Ogawa Estranged Sisterhood: The Wartime Trans-Pacific Dialogue of the World’s Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, 1931-1945
187 Toru Umezaki Breaking through the Cane-Curtain: The Cuban Revolution and the Emergence of New York’s Radical Youth, 1961-1965
209 Taro Futamura Made in Kentucky: The Meaning of “Local” Food Products in Kentucky’s Farmers’ Markets

229 English-Language Works by JAAS Members, 2005

No.017(2006) Gender


1 Editor’s Introduction

5 Shelley Fisher Fishkin Asian Crossroads/Transnational American Studies
53 Hiroyuki Matsubara The 1910s Anti-Prostitution Movement and the Transformation of American Political Culture
71 Naoko Ono Gender Ideology in the Rise of Obstetrics
91 Rumi Yasutake Men, Women, and Temperance in Meiji Japan: Engendering WCTU Activism from a Transnational Perspective
113 Yukako Hisada Between Factory and School: Women School Teachers in Early Nineteenth-Century New England
129 Keiko Sugiyama Ellen N. LaMotte, 1873-1961: Gender and Race in Nursing
143 Yuko Matsumoto Gender and American Citizenship: The Construction of “Our Nation” in the Early Twentieth Century
165 Chieko Kitagawa Otsuru Re-Gendering Citizenship in Post 9-11 America
183 Taeko Kitahara Framing the Supernatural: Henry James and F. Marion Crawford
201 Yoshiko Uzawa “Will White Man and Yellow Man Ever Mix?”: Wallace Irwin, Hashimura Togo, and the Japanese Immigrant in America
223 Joshua Paul Dale Intact or Cut? Castration and the Phallus in the New Gender Politics
245 Tomoko Nakashima Defining “Japanese Art” in America
263 Yasuhiro Katagiri “Let the Word Go Forth”: John F. Kennedy’s Presidential Rhetoric on Civil Rights during the South’s Second Reconstruction

289 English-Language Works by JAAS Members, 2004

No.016(2005) The Pacific and America


1 Editor’s Introduction

5 Yasuko Takezawa Transcending the Western Paradigm of the Idea of Race
31 Yuko Matsukawa Onoto Watanna’s Japanese Collaborators and Commentators
55 Rui Kohiyama The Clear up a Cloud Hanging on the Pacific Ocean: The 1927 Japan-U.S. Doll Exchange
81 Teruko Kumei Crossing the Ocean, Dreaming of America, Dreaming of Japan: Transpacific Transformation of Japanese Immigrants in Senryu Poems; 1929-1941
111 Gayle K.Sato Reconfiguring the “American Pacific”: Narrative Reenactments of Viet Nam in Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Fifth Book of Peace
135 Marie Thorsten The Political Science Fiction of Challenge to America (PBS,1993)
159 Akifumi Nagata American Missionaries in Korea and U.S.-Japan Relations 1910-1920
181 Satoshi Nakano South to South across the Pacific: Ernest E. Neal and Community Development Efforts in the American South and the Philippines
203 Kenji Kajiya Deferred Instantaneity: Clement Greenberg’s Time Problem

219 English-Language Works by JAAS Members, 2003

No.015(2004) Ideas of Time in America



1 Editor’s Introduction

5 Stephen H. Sumida America at War Again: Issues of Ethnicity and Unity
19 Naoki Onishi American Conceptualization of Time and Jonathan Edwards’ Post-Millennialism Reconsidered
37 Shigeo Fujimoto Conceptions of Time in the History of Childhood: A Study of Intergenerational Perceptions of Life on the Early New York Frontier
57 Hisayo Ogushi A Legacy of Female Imagination: Lydia Maria Child and the Tradition of Indian Captivity Narrative
75 Hisao Tanaka Modes of ‘Different’ Time in American Literature
97 Kenryu Hashikawa Rural Enterprise and the Northern Economy in the Early Republic: The New Jersey Charcoal Venture as a Test Case
115 Kei Tanaka Japanese Picture Marriage and the Image of Immigrant Women in Early Twentieth-Century California
139 Sachiko Iwabuchi The Pursuit of Excellence: Abraham Flexner and His Views on Learning in Higher Education
163 Reiji Matsumoto From Model to Menace: French Intel-lectuals and American Civilization
187 Mikiko Tachi Commercialism, Counterculture, and the Folk Music Revival: A Study of Sing Out! Magazine, 1950-1967
213 Kazuyo Tsuchiya Race, Class, and Gender in America’s “War on Poverty”: The Case of Opal C. Jones in Los Angeles, 1964-1968
237 Miya Shichinohe Suga Little Tokyo Reconsidered: Transformation of Japanese American Community through the Early Redevelopment Projects
257 Yasuhiro Izumikawa Strategic Innovation or Strategic Nonsense? Assessing the Bush Administration’s National Security Strategy

273 English-Language Works by JAAS Members, 2002

No.014(2003) Images of ‘America’ in Conflict



Presidents and Officers

1 Editor’s Introduction

7 George J. Sanchez Race and Immigration in Changing Communities of the United States
21 Kensaburo Shinkawa A New Social Frame of Reference for American Studies
33 Konomi Ara America-Homoglossic or Heteroglossic?
49 Fumiko Nishizaki A Global Superpower or a Model of Democracy ?: Images of America in Post-Cold War Japan
69 Katsuaki Watanabe Welcome to the Imploded Future: Don DeLillo’s Mao II Reconsidered in the Light of September 11
87 Hisayo Kushida Searching for Federal Aid: The Petitioning Activities of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Company
105 Ayumu Kaneko A Strong Man to Run a Race: W. E. B. DuBois and the Politics of Black Masculinity at the Turn of the Century
123 Yui Hatcho The Atlantic Charter of 1941: A Political Tool of Non-belligerent America

141 English-Language Works by JAAS Members, 2001

151 Contributors


No.013(2002) Space: Real and Imagined



Presidents and Officers

1 Editor’s Introduction

7 Masashi Orishima Immersed in Palpable Darkness: Republican Virtue and the Spatial Topography of Charles Brockden Brown’s Arthur Mervyn
25 Hiroshi Okayama Analyzing ‘Political Space’ Two-Dimensionally: The Notion and Prospects of Interpolitical Relations
45 Noritaka Yagasaki Spatial Organization of Japanese Immigrant Communities: Spontaneous Settlements and Planned Colonies in the Northern San Joaquin Valley, California
63 Fukuko Kobayashi Producing Asian American Spaces: From Cultural Nation to the Space of Hybridity as Represented in Texts by Asian American Writers
83 Julia Leyda Home on the Range: Space, Nation, and Mobility in John Ford’s The Searchers
107 Yoneyuki Sugita Is the “Cyberspace Revolution” Really a Revolution? A Case Study: Healthcare and Modern Scientific Thought
131 Simon R. Potter Another Closing Frontier?: Observations on Geography in American Academe
157 Mari Kotani Across the Multiverse: How Do Aliens Travel from “Divisional” Space to “Network” Space?
171 Nahoko Tsuneyama Americanization of Shakespeare: A Cultural History through Three Posters
193 Yuka Tsuchiya Imagined America in Occupied Japan: (Re-)Educational Films Shown by the U.S. Occupation Forces to the Japanese, 1948-1952

215 English-Language Works by JAAS Members 2000

225 Contributors

No.012(2001) America at War: Experiences, Narratives, Legacies



Presidents and Officers

1 Editor’s Introduction

5 Hiroko Sato Looking at the United States from Two Dimensions of “Otherness”
15 Yoshikatsu Hayashi Discrepancies between Rhetoric and Realities: U. S. Commitments to Its Major Wars During the Last Hundred Years
41 Eikoh Ikui Reprogramming Memories: The Historicization of the Vietnam War from the 1970s through the 1990s
65 Nobuo Kamioka Support Our Troops: The U.S. Media and the Narrative of the Persian Gulf War
83 Hiroyuki Matsubara The Anti-Prostitution Movement and the Contest of the Middle-Class Reformers over Cultural Authority: San Francisco, 1910-1913
105 Hideyo Konagaya Taiko as Performance: Creating Japanese American Traditions

125 English-Language Works by JAAS Members (1999)

133 Contributors

No.011(2000) Another “American Century” ?



Presidents and Officers

1 Editor’s Introduction

5 Hideyo Naganuma Reexamining the “American Century”
25 Hiroshi Matsushita The First Integrated Wave of Regionalism and Democratization in the Americas: A Comparison of NAFTA and MERCOSUR
49 Hiroshi Matsuoka Cold War Perspectives on U.S. Commitment in Vietnam
71 Naoko Sugiyama Postmodern Motherhood and Ethnicity: Maternal Discourse in Late Twentieth-Century American Literature
91 Misako Koike Challenges and Hopes for American Theatre in the Twenty-first Century

109 Yujin Yaguchi Remembering a More Layered Past in Hokkaido: Americans, Japanese, and the Ainu
129 Gayle Sato (Self) Indulgent Listening: Reading Cultural Difference in Yokohama, California
147 Chitose Sato Gender and Work in the American Aircraft Industry during World War II
173 Masami Usui Creating a Feminist Transnational Drama: Oyako-Shinju (Parent-Child Suicide) in Velina Hasu Houston’s Kokoro (True Heart)
199 Atsushi Kusano The Political Influence of Homosexuals in the United States: Their Pattern of Action and Sources of Power

219 English-Language Works by JAAS Members (1998)

229 Contributors

No.010(1999) Taboo in American Society



Presidents and Officers

1 Editor’s Introduction

5 Hitoshi Abe Minshushugi and Democracy
15 Mary Helen Washington Desegregating the 1950s: The Case of Frank London Brown
33 Naoki Onishi The Puritan Origins of American Taboo
55 Masaru Okamoto The Changing Meaning of What Was Considered to Be “Taboo” in the History of the Temperance Movement
77 Yasuko I. Takezawa Racial Boundaries and Stereotypes: An Analysis of American Advertising
107 Noriko Hirabayashi President Clinton’s Strategies for Communications in the 1998 Tobacco Debate
133 Atsushi Yoshida Portraying the American Taboo: The Down and Out in Reginald Marsh’s Oeuvre
153 Ayako Uchida The Protestant Mission and Native American Response: The Case of the Dakota Mission, 1835-1862

177 English-Language Works by JAAS Members (1997)

185 The Japanese Journal of American Studies Contents, No.01 through No.010

191 Contributors

No.09(1998) The Media and American Society



Presidents and Officers

1 Editor’s Introduction

5 Reimei Okamura US-Japan Relations and the Media in the Information Age: Coverage of the American Bases Issues in Okinawa
29 Hiroshi Fujita Public Journalism: Controversies over the Media’s Role in 1990s America
53 Nobuo Kamioka Cyberpunk Revisited: William Gibson’s Neuromancer and the “Multimedia Revolution”
69 Daisuke Miyao Doubleness: American Images of Japanese Men in Silent Spy Films
97 Tsutomu Numaoka Josiah Collins III, A Successful Corn Planter: A Look at His Plantation Management Techniques
121 Xiaohua Ma A Democracy at War: The American Campaign to Repeal Chinese Exclusion in 1943
143 Yumiko Mizuno Dine bi Olta or School of the Navajos: Educational Experiments at Rough Rock Demonstration School, 1966-1970

171 English-Language Works by JAAS Members (1996)


No.08(1997) Nature and Environmental Issues in America



Presidents and Officers

1 Editor’s Introduction

3 Tatsuro Nomura Class and Ethnicity in American History: Studies of American Labor and Immigrant Histories in Japan
17 Koichiro Fujikura Standing for Nature in the United States Supreme Court: A Japanese Perspective
35 Sheila Hones “Everything Hastens Where It Belongs” : Nature and Narrative Structure in The Atlantic Monthly, 1880-84
63 Kazuto Oshio Who Pays and Who Benefits? Urban Water Diplomacy in Twentieth-Century Southern California
91 Toyoki Hosono Environmental Politics in the United States
119 Mami Hiraike Okawara The Samuel D. Hochstetler Case (1948)
143 Kaeko Mochizuki The Native American Renaissance: Its Prospect and Retrospect
165 Joshua Dale Cruising the Love Boat: American Tourism and the Postmodern Sublime

191 English-Language Works by JAAS Members, (1995)


No.07(1996) Fifty Years of Postwar Japan-U.S. Relations



Presidents and Officers

1 Editor’s Introduction

3 Yoko Yasuhara Continuities and Discontinuities: Japan, the United States, and Trade Controls before and after World War II
25 Takayuki Tatsumi Full Metal Apache Shinya Tsukamoto’s Tetsuo Diptych: The Impact of American Narratives upon the Japanese Representation of Cyborgian Identity
49 Paul Lauter Culture and Conformity in Wartime America: My Junior High School Songbook
67 Teruko Imai Kumei “Skeleton in the Closet” : The Japanese American Hokoku Seinen-dan and Their “Disloyal” Activities at the Tule Lake Segregation Center during World War II
103 Chieko Kitagawa Otsuru Conceptual Dispute over Political Equality: From Voting Rights to Equal Representation

129 English-Language Works by JAAS Members 1993-1994

No.06(1995) Thomas Jefferson and His Age



Presidents and Officers

1 Editor’s Introduction

3 Tadashi Aruga Thomas Jefferson in Japan
31 Norio Akashi Jefferson’s Legacy in an International and a National Context: A Reinterpretation
47 Katsuro Nakano Jefferson, Madison, and Hamilton: The Concepts of Time and Space in the Era of Nation-State Building
67 Tadashige Shimizu The Meaning of Moral Sense in Jefferson’s Political Thought
81 Daniel Aaron Jefferson in 1994: An Impression
87 Wilcomb E. Washburn Jefferson and the American Indian
99 Clarence C. Mondale Jefferson and Geography
123 Cathy N. Davidson American Studies and Women’s Studies: Some Interconnections
131 Mari Yosihara Beyond Separate Atmospheres: Anne Morrow Lindbergh and Women Aviator in the 1930s

No.05 (1993-1994) Critical Issues in Modern America



Presidents and Officers

1 Editor’s Introduction

3 Alice Kessler-Harris Gendered Interventions: Exploring the Historical Roots of U.S. Social Policy
23 Ryo Yokoyama The Formation and Transformation of the American Middle Class: A Summary of the JAAS Conference Session
27 Kohei Kawashima The Brahmins Encounter the Nouveaux Riches: An Analysis of their Mingling in the Public Lives of the Boston Elite
43 Natsuki Aruga Continuity during Change in World War II: The Persistence of the Middle Class as Seen in the Social Life at Berkeley High School, California
85 Hatsue Shinohara The Rise of a New International Law in America
113 Yutaka Sasaki “But Not Next Door”: Housing Discrimination and the Emergence of the “Second Ghetto” in Newark, New Jersey, after World War II
137 Yuka (Moriguchi) Tsuchiya Democratizing the Japanese Family: The Role of the Civil Information and Education Section in the Allied Occupation 1945-1952

163 English-Language Works by JAAS Members 1991-1992

No.04(1991) America’s 1930s Reconsidered



Presidents and Officers

1 Editor’s Introduction

3 Eisaku Kihira Introduction: An Attempt to Revisit the 1930s
11 Eiichi Akimoto American Economy in the 1930s in Comparative Historical Perspective
37 Fumiaki Kubo Henry A. Wallace and Radical Politics in the New Deal: Farm Programs and a Vision of the New American Political Economy
77 Reiko Maekawa Conversion and Apostasy: The Political Odysseys of Granville Hicks and Irving Howe
107 Yugo Suzuki Reinhold Niebuhr’s Visions of America: the 1920s and 1930s
127 Yoko Yasuhara The Myth of Free Trade: The Origins of COCOM 1945-1950

149 English-language Works by the JAAS Members, 1986-1990

No.03(1989) Japanese Immigrants and Japanese Americans



Presidents and Officers

1 Editor’s Introduction
26 Contributors
27 This Journal’s Policy of Romanizing Japanese Names and Words
28 Acknowledgements

29 Masako Notoji From Graveyard to Baseball: The Quest for Ethnic Identity in the Prewar Japanese Immigrant Community in the Yakima Valley

65 Shinichi Kitaoka Kiyoshi Kiyosawa in the United States―His writings for the San Francisco Shinsekai―

89 Yoko Murakawa Illegal Travelers to the United States: A Study of Japanese Emigration Focused on Ehime’s “American Village”
115 Masako Iino Japanese Americans in Contemporary American Society: a”Success Story” ?

Research Note  
141 Yuzo Murayama Occupational Advancement of Japanese Immigrants and Its Economic Implications: Experience in the State of Washington, 1903-1925

155 Activities of the Association, 1985-89

No.02(1985) The American Revolution



Presidents and Officers

1 A Historian Living with Us Still: A Tribute to the Late Professor Merrill Jensen
5 Editor’s Introduction: Japanese Interpretations of the American Revolution
46 Contributors
48 This Journal’s Policy of Romanizing Japanese Names and Words

49 Makoto Saito What Was Meant by “Independence” in the Declaration of Independence?

59 Tadashi Aruga Revolutionary Diplomacy and the Franco-American Treaties of 1778

101 Takeshi Igarashi The Leadership of the Pennsylvania Republicans: A Study of the Formative Process of the American Federal System
127 Keiji Tajima Alexander Hamilton and the Encouragement of Manufactures: An Interpretation of the Hamiltonian System

157 Oshimo, Ikemoto, Kawakita, and Tomita The Shaping of Anglo-America: A Symposium on Early American History

173 Activities of the Association 1981-85

No.01(1981) United States Policy toward East Asia: 1945-1950



Presidents and Officers

1 On Starting the Japanese Journal of American Studies
5 Editor’s Introduction
16 Contributors
17 This Journal’s Policy of Romanizing Japanese Names and Words
18 Acknowledgements

19 Makoto Iokibe American Policy towards Japan’s “Unconditional Surrender”
55 Takeshi Igarashi MacArthur’s Proposal for an Early Peace with Japan and the Redirection of Occupation Policy toward Japan
87 Chihiro Hosoya The Road to San Francisco: The Shaping of American Policy on the Japanese Peace Treaty
119 Seigen Miyasato The Truman Administration and Indochina: Case Studies in Decision Making
151 Yonosuke Nagai The Korean War: An Interpretative Essay

Review Article  
175 Sadao Asada Recent Works on the American Occupation of Japan: The State of the Art

193 Activities of the Association during 1979-81