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EA presents: Reiko Kage

341 Eggers Hall

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 Civic Engagement in Postwar Japan:  The Revival of a Defeated Society, 1945-55 Can civil society recover from the devastations of war?  Professor Kage studies Japan’s civil society before and after World War II. She shows that despite the hardships of a long and protracted war, Japan’s civil society recovered strongly after the war. She examines the role of U.S. occupation reforms the experience of mobilization, and prewar legacies of civic activities in shaping the extent to which civic activities recovered and subsequently surpassed prewar levels.   Rieko Kage is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Tokyo. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Kyoto University and her Ph.D. from Harvard University. In 2010-2011, she is Toyota Visitihg Professor at the Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan. Before coming to the University of Tokyo, she taught at Kobe University, Graduate School of Law. Her book, Civic Engagement in Postwar Japan: The Revival of a Defeated Society, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. Lunch will be served.

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