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Postwar Japanese Emigration to the Dominican Republic — Part 1: A Tragic Tale

Greg Robinson

A tragic episode in the transnational history of Nikkei in the Americas is that of the Japanese colonists who settled in the Dominican Republic in the 1950s and their return after 1961.1 The story of postwar Dominican colonization has been extensively recounted in different ways (and languages), by scholars such as …

Yoshie Fujiwara and Japanese Americans II: A Day at the (Olympic) Races

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Yoshie Fujiwara and Japanese Americans I: A Night at the Opera

Greg Robinson

Yoshie (AKA Yosie) Fujiwara, a legendary tenor and impresario whose career spanned decades, was the biggest name in grand opera in Japan over the 20th century. For much of that period, he served as director of the Fujiwara Opera Company. Through his activities as singer, director, and teacher, Fujiwara “almost …

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

Greg Robinson

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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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