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Japan-U.S. Relations after World War II: A K-State Case Study

What effect did World War II and the Japanese internment have on Japan-U.S. relations in the decades that followed? One example from Kansas State University is the famed glassblower Mitsugi Ohno, who immigrated with his family to Manhattan in 1961. 

Come to a panel discussion that will explore this topic and connect it locally and personally. Panelist include:

  • Mitsugi Ohno's son, Tsutomu, who was born in Tokyo and was six years old when his family came here. 
  • David A. Graff, Pickett Professor of Military History and chair of the history department at K-State. His main teaching fields are Chinese and Japanese history. 

After the panel, attendees will be able to enjoy a small pop-up exhibit of samples from Mitsugi Ohno's papers in the university archives as well as some examples of his work and glassblowing tools. 

This event will be held in person in the Hemisphere Room, Hale Library, and on Zoom. Light refreshments will be served. 

Sponsored by K-State Libraries Special Collections and the History Department, with support from the Dow Center for Multicultural Studies. This event is part of the K-State First Book Faculty/Staff Lecture Series.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Hemisphere Room, Hale Library ( Map)