|Degree||Ph.D. Japanese Studies, Sophia University|
|Phone||+81 6 6605 2266|
|aukemajk at osaka-cu.ac.jp (please replace “at” with “@”)|
- B.A. History, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (2008)
- M.A. Japanese Studies, Sophia University (2012)
- Ph.D. Japanese Studies, Sophia University (2020)
- 2012-2015: Lecturer, Sophia University, Center for Language Education and Research
- 2016-2018: Lecturer, Aoyama Gakuin University, School of Global Studies and Collaboration
- 2018-2021: Assistant Professor, Kyoto Women’s University, Faculty of Contemporary Society
- 2021-Present: Associate Professor, Osaka City University, Faculty of Economics
Social History of Modern Japan
I grew up in Minnesota in the U.S. and spent my graduate years at Sophia University in Tokyo. I love to be outdoors whether cycling, camping, or hiking. My main research field is modern Japanese history. I’m particularly interested in war history and memory, as well as political and economic thought in Japan.
Message to Students
Don’t be afraid to try new things. Read, read, read!
Modern Japanese History
History, memory, Asia-Pacific War
Affiliated Academic Organizations
Association of Asian Studies; Memory Studies Association; Society for Sociology of Warfare (戦争社会学研究会)
- Aukema, Justin. “A Problem for all humanity: Nagasaki Writer Hayashi Kyoko Probes the Dangers of Nuclear Energy.” Asia – Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, Vol. 9, Issue 52, No.3. (December 26, 2011).
- Aukema, Justin. “The Need to Narrate the Tokyo Air Raids: The Literature of Saotome Katsumoto” in Hutchinson, Rachael and Leith Morton (eds.). The Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature. London: Routledge, 2016, pp.198-210.
- Aukema, Justin. “Cultures of (Dis)remembrance and the Effects of Discourse at the Hiyoshidai Tunnels.” Japan Review, No.32 (Feb. 2019): 127-150．