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Lon Kurashige and Madeline Hsu, eds., Pacific America: Histories of Transpacific Crossings, Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2017).

Pacific America: Histories of Transpacific Crossingsム
Based on a special issue of Pacific Historical Review (2014) “Conversations on Transpacific History.” Yaguchi’s essay explores the image of Japanese Americans in post-WWII Japan through analyzing a photo booklet entitled Nikkei Amerikajin—Hawai no [Nikkei Americans, in Hawaii], compiled by the photojournalist Yonosuke Natori.

『戦渦を記念する グアム・サイパンの歴史と記憶』

戦渦を記念する グアム・サイパンの歴史と記憶
This is a Japanese translation of Keith Camacho, Cultures of Commemoration: The Politics of War, Memory and History in the Mariana Islands (University of Hawai‘i Press, 2011) by Akira Nishimura and Yasuki Machi published by Iwanami Shoten in 2016. The book received Ohira Masayoshi Award in Japan. Yaguchi writes an afterward to this translated version, introducing Camacho to the Japanese audience.

『奇妙なアメリカ-神と正義のミュージアム』
Kimyo na Amerika [American Oddities] (Shinchosha, 2014).

奇妙なアメリカ―神と正義のミュージアム
This book introduces and analyzes the state of today’s American culture by focusing on several museums, including Crystal Bridges, Bishop Museum, and Creation Museum (San Diego), among others. It is based on close observation of exhibits of these museums, framed by theories from contemporary museum studies/cultural studies.

『憧れのハワイ―日本人のハワイ観』
Akogare no Hawai [Longings for Hawai'i ] (Chuo Koron Shinsha, 2011).

憧れのハワイ―日本人のハワイ観 This book provides an overview of shifting images of Hawai‘i in Japan from the late nineteenth century to today, including the Japanese imagination of the islands during WWII. Based on analyses of various texts on Hawai‘i published over the course of more than a century, the book critiques the construction of the Japanese imaginary that enabled many in Japan to define the islands in their own terms. The book received Joseph Roggendorf Award, given to notable scholarly works that investigate the dynamics of Japan’s intercultural/national relationships.

『ハワイ王国物語―カメハメハからクヒオまで』
Hawai Okoku Monogatari [Stories from Hawaiian Kingom] (Tokyo: Icarus Shuppan, 2011).

ハワイ王国 (カメハメハからクヒオまで)
The book offers an introduction to the notable figures in the history of Hawaiian Kingdom, primarily for hula practitioners in Japan who often perform hula about Hawaiian royalty. It discusses 15 figures, including King Kamehameha, Bernice Bishop, Queen Liliuokalani and Prince Jonah Kuhio.

『真珠湾を語る−歴史、記憶、教育』
Hawai/Shinjuwan no Kioku [Hawai‘i and Memories of Pearl Harbor] with Takeo Morimo and Kyoko Nakayama (Tokyo, Akashi Shoten, 2007).

真珠湾を語る―歴史・記憶・教育The book discusses the politics of Pearl Harbor memories as well as practical lessons for teaching about the attack to secondary school students in Japan. It is based on a series of NEH workshops that were held in Honolulu for US and Japanese secondary school teachers on Pearl Harbor. The book combines theoretical essays by scholars such as Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Lisa Yoneyama, Geoffrey White, and Yuma Totani with concrete lesson plans by the past participants of the workshops.

Jenichiro Oyabe, A Japanese Robinson Crusoe, Greg Robinson and Yujin Yaguchi, eds., (Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2009).

A Japanese Robinson Crusoe
Jenichiro Oyabe was a Japanese man who traveled to the United States in the end of the nineteenth century and studied at Hampton Institute and Howard University. His claim was that he attended these schools to learn about “how to educate the Ainu,” the indigenous population of northern Japan. The book is a republication of his autobiography, originally published in 1898. Robinson and Yaguchi provide an extended discussion of the significance of his work in its introduction.

『ハワイ・真珠湾の記憶』
Hawai/Shinjuwan no Kioku [Hawai‘i and Memories of Pearl Harbor] with Takeo Morimo and Kyoko Nakayama (Tokyo, Akashi Shoten, 2007)

ハワイ・真珠湾の記憶
The book is an introduction to the culture and history of Hawai‘i, with a particular focus on Pearl Harbor. Its primary audience is secondary school students. Now in its third printing, it has been read by many young people and their families traveling to Hawai‘i

“War Memories Across the Pacific: Japanese Visitors at the Arizona Memorial” Marc Gallicchio, ed., The Unpredictability of the Past (Durham: Duke University Press, 2007) 234-252.

現代アメリカのキーワード“In The Unpredictability of the Past, an international group of historians examines how collective memories of the Asia-Pacific War continue to affect relations among China, Japan, and the United States. The contributors are primarily concerned with the history of international relations broadly conceived to encompass not only governments but also nongovernmental groups and organizations that influence the interactions of peoples across the Pacific” (quoted from amazon website). Yaguchi’s essay focuses on Japanese visitor experiences at the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial.

『現代アメリカのキーワード』
Gendai Amerika no Keyword [Keywords of Contemporary US] co-edited with Mari Yoshihara (Tokyo: Chuko Shinsho, 2006).

現代アメリカのキーワードThis book is a collection of 81 essays discussing keywords of contemporary America, especially after 9/11. Many of the keywords are highly relevant to understanding U.S. society and culture but are not well known to the Japanese public. Scholars, activists, artists, and other professionals from the United States and Japan contribute to the volume by providing general information as well as critical discussions about the keywords, ranging from “the Abu Ghraib scandal,” “prison industrial complex,” “Christian right,” and “gated communities” to “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” “Dr. Phil,” and “Martha Stewart.”

『ハワイとフラの歴史物語』
Hawai to Hura no Rekishi Monogatari [Stories of Hawai‘i and Hula] (Tokyo: Icarus Shuppan, 2005).

ハワイとフラの歴史物語―踊る東大助教授が教えてくれた
This book introduces the history of Hawai‘i from the perspective of hula, primarily for hula practitioners in Japan. It emphasizes the critical importance of the history of colonialism in the islands so that the Japanese performers may gain a more nuanced the “paradise” they wish to perform.

『ハワイの歴史と文化-悲劇と誇りのモザイク』
Hawai no Rekisho to Bunka [History and Culture of Hawai‘i] (Tokyo: Chuko Shinsho, 2002).

ハワイの歴史と文化 悲劇と誇りのモザイクの中で
This book introduces the history and culture of Hawai‘i using four themes—immigration, Native Hawaiian history and colonization of the islands, war and military, and tourism. Now in its fifth printing, it has become a standard introduction to Hawa‘i in Japan.

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