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Michiko Takeuchi, Ph.D.

Michiko Takeuchi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
562 985-4440 | Fax: 562 985-5431
Michiko.Takeuchi@csulb.edu | Office: FO2-114

Research Interests

Professor Takeuchi’s research examines the socio-historical, political, and cultural experiences of a group of Japanese women who were originally organized by the Japanese government to provide sexual services to U.S. Occupation Forces in Japan right after WWII (1945-1952).  To capture these women’s voices, Professor Takeuchi conducted oral interviews in Yokosuka, Kanagawa prefecture (where the largest U.S. Navy base is located) in Japan.

Related Interests: Women and Feminism(s) in NE Asia, Sexuality, Japan-U.S. Relations, Neocolonialism, Oral History, Visual History

Education

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., California State University, Long Beach
B.A., California State University, Long Beach

Selected Publications

“Pan-Pan Girls” Performing and Resisting Neocolonialism(s) in the Pacific Theater:  U.S. Military Prostitution in Occupied Japan (1945-1952). In “Over There”:  Living with the U.S. Military Empire, eds. Maria Höhn and Seungsook Moon. Durham:  Duke University Press (in press).

????????????????????(“Establishment of the  Bilateral Prostitution System in the U.S. Occupation in Japan”) in ??•????????????? (Japan Association for the Study of the History of the Occupation and Postwar Period Newsletter) (Tokyo), Vol. 21 (June 2008).

Honors and Awards

Am Tobor Charitable Foundation Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles

George Aratani Dissertation Research Fellowship, the Center for Japanese Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles

Researcher, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai) in Japan, 2006 to 2008

Courses

HISTORY 383A :
Japan to 1850

HISTORY 383B :
Modern Japan

HISTORY 384 :
Contemporary Japan

HISTORY 406A :
Asian Women:  East and Northeast Asia

HISTORY 407I :
Japan and the U.S. in the 20th Century Hist 409 Early Modern Japan