Japanese Interned in Siberia

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Presented by Haruko Sakakibara Lecturer, Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures Thursday, May 11th 2017 • 4:30 – 6:30PM
School of Education Conference Room 174
University of California, Davis

Introducing the website, “Japanese Interned in Siberia,” unveiling unknown modern history of Japan: http://japaneseinsiberia.ucdavis.edu.

Stalin’s secret executive order of 9898 sent 600,000 Japanese men in Manchuria to forced labor camps in Siberia in 1945. What happened to those men? Why has it taken so long to have this history be told outside of Japan? The result of fifteen years of research will be summarized with historical and cultural analysis in this presentation.

Sponsored by the Departments of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Asian American Studies, East Asian Studies, and History.

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