Michael Molasky

Michael Molasky is Professor of Asian Cultural Studies at Waseda University (Tokyo). He has lived in Japan for over twenty years and is the author of The American Occupation of Japan and Okinawa: Literature and Memory (Routledge, 1999). He has also written six books in Japanese, including Sengo Nihon no jazu bunka: eiga, bungaku, angura [The Jazz Culture of Postwar Japan: Film, Literature, the Underground], which was awarded the 2006 Suntory Prize for Social Sciences and Humanities. His recent books explore Japanese pubs (izakaya) as cultural space, and he is now embarking on a study of Asian martial arts in foreign cultural settings.

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