The World On Wednesday Lecture series presents Cary Karacas, Geography, discussing “The Effects of the U.S. Occupation on Tokyo, 1945-2005,” on Oct. 28 in the Campus Center (Building 1C), Room 227 from 12:20pm to 1:10pm.
In September 1945, thousands of U.S. military forces entered Tokyo to begin the seven-year Occupation of Japan. Over and beyond that time period, the United States, via the Occupation, had a profound impact on Tokyo’s physical and social landscapes. Professor Karacas charts some of those impacts, focusing on the creation of large-scale housing communities built for U.S. Occupation personnel and their families. Through these communities, an important transference of American culture and technology occurred, affecting Tokyo and the rest of Japan long after the last Occupation soldiers had exited the country.
The World on Wednesday series is sponsored by the Center for International Service. It is approved for CC CLUE credit.
If you wish to present, please contact Winnie Brophy at 718.982.2100.