JSP Special Lecture Series: Migration and Military Basing in Japan

Friday, February 19, 2021
5:00 PM
6:30 PM

This webinar is free and open to the public. Click here to register.

Okinawa has always been an important historical and political juncture in US-Japan relations, especially as it relates to the presence of US Military Bases in Japan and East Asia. This book talk will discuss Dr. Johanna Zulueta’s recent publication entitled: “Transnational Identities on Okinawa’s Military Bases” (Palgrave Macmillan 2020). Dr. Zulueta will be joined by Dr. Ricardo Jose of UP Diliman and Dr. Maria Ballescas of Toyo University as discussants for the book talk.

The book explores “the role of civilian workers on U.S. bases in Okinawa, Japan and how transnational movements within East Asia during the Occupation period brought foreign workers, mostly from the Philippines, to work on these bases. It offers a valuable resource for those interested in Japan and Okinawa, U.S. military basing, migration, and mixed ethnicities” (from the book description).

For inquiries, email japanese.soss@ateneo.edu or message us @AteneoJSP.