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The Morgenthau Diaries and FDR's Troubling Views of Minorities

Greg Robinson

In a recent column, I described the detective work that I did to clear up a seemingly contradictory passage in a book by John Franklin Carter about Franklin Roosevelt's attitudes toward Japanese Americans. On another occasion, I had to deal with an even trickier piece of evidence that revealed FDR’s opinions …

Reflections on a Concocted Conversation

Greg Robinson


Nikkei in Motown: Masao Hirata, Diego Rivera and Japanese in Detroit

Greg Robinson


In Tribute to Roger Daniels: The Father of Us All

Greg Robinson

The distinguished historian Roger Daniels died on December 9, 2022. In the past days, I have taken a lot of time to reflect on how he influenced me, both professionally and personally.

Bradford Smith: An American to Japan (and Back) — Part 2

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Bradford Smith: An American to Japan (and Back) — Part 1

Greg Robinson

Outside defenders of Japanese Americans during World War II, especially those in positions of power, were rare. Issei and Nisei did, however, receive various forms of assistance from a circle of “old Japan hands,” white Americans who had lived in Japan before the war and had become familiar with Japanese …

The Strange Case of James Edmiston and ... James Edmiston — Part 2

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The Strange Case of James Edmiston and ... James Edmiston — Part 1

Greg Robinson


From Wilfred Hari to Yoshitaka Horiuchi: The career of an Expatriate Executive - Part 2

Greg Robinson

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From Wilfred Horiuchi to Wilfred Hari: The Career of a Nisei Writer and Performer - Part 1

Greg Robinson

One exceptional Nisei, the different pieces of whose life I have been trying to investigate, was a man by the name of Yoshitaka Wilfred Horiuchi. In the course of a 50-year career, operating in different places and under different names, he made contributions in a variety of fields, from the …

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I am a native New Yorker who is Professor of History at l'Université du Québec À Montréal, a French-language institution in Montreal, Canada. In addition to writing multiple books on Japanese American and Japanese Caandian history, I write the regular historical column "The Great Unknown" for the NICHI BEI WEEKLY newspaper.

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