Mobilizing the Reversion: A Geo-Political Perspective
Join us for a roundtable discussion featuring Professor Mike Mochizuki from George Washington University and Dr. Fumi Inoue, a recent doctoral graduate from Boston College, in conversation with OMI Directors, Professors Alan Christy and Dustin Wright. This is the second event in our series on Okinawan Reversion, in which the speakers will be focusing on Reversion from a geo-political perspective, and the politics behind the Reversion Agreement between the United States and Japan.
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March 4 @ 4:30 pm PST
March 5 @ 9:30 am JST
Professor Mike Mochizuki holds the Japan-U.S. Relations Chair in Memory of Gaston Sigur at the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University. He co-directs the “Memory and Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific” research and policy project of the Sigur Center. His most recent publications are The Japan-U.S. Alliance and China-Taiwan Relations: Implications for Okinawa and Japan in International Politics: The Foreign Policies of an Adaptive State.
Dr. Fumi Inoue is a historian of the contemporary Okinawa-Japan-U.S. relationship. She received her doctoral degree in history from Boston College in 2021 with a dissertation entitled “The Politics of Extraterritoriality in Post-Occupation Japan and U.S-Occupied Okinawa, 1952-1972.” She is currently working on a book manuscript that examines the workings and manifestations of the postwar American military legal regime of exception in Japan and Okinawa as well as local and transnational resistance to it in the stated period.