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Professor of History, Western Michigan University

Yoshida is a professor of history and the author of _From Cultures of War to Cultures of Peace: War and Peace Museums in Japan, China, and South Korea_ (MerwinAsia, 2014) and _The Making of the “Rape of Nanking”: History and Memory in Japan, China and the United States_ (Oxford U P, 2006). These two monographs are sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute of Columbia University. He is currently working on a book project tentatively titled, “Land of the Imperfect Sun: Japanese Antiwar Activism during the Asia-Pacific War.” It examines antiwar activity from 1931 to 1945 throughout the Japanese empire and in the United States.
Yoshida holds a doctoral degree in history from Columbia University, a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, and bachelor’s degrees in political science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and in law from Aoyama Gakuin University.
Yoshida is a recipient of the Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace Awards Senior Fellowship (United States Institute of Peace), the Abe Fellowship (Social Science Research Council), the Carnegie Council Fellowship (Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs), the Toyota Foundation Research Grant (Toyota Foundation), and the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad training grant (United States Department of Education). He has also received the WMU Emerging Scholar Award and the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Achievement Award in Teaching.


  • –present
    Professor of History, Western Michigan University