My research concerns the transition from war to peace in the Japanese context after the Second World War. I have explored memories of the war in post-war Japan, and am currently working on a monograph on domestic political issues regarding repatriation to Japan from the colonies, from the end of the war to the early 1950s. I also write on the experiences of Japanese soldiers and civilians in the battlefields of the Pacific, and have just finished a collaborative project on war crimes trials of Japanese (Japanese War Criminals: the Politics of Justice after World War II, Columbia University Press, 2017).
I am also interested in undergraduate student experiences. I am researching student responses to a reading resilience program.