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Self Introduction[edit]

I lived in Japan for 8 years, originally in Wakayama and then in Osaka.

I have a master's degree from the University of Washington where I studied Japanese history and politics under Kenneth Pyle and a doctorate from Osaka University where my research centered on US-Japan relations, especially the 1954 Daigo Fukuryu Maru incident.

I have a general interest in Japanese art, culture, and history, especially that of the Sengoku period and prewar Japan.

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I just want to recognize you for all the work you've been doing in assessing articles. I've noticed you doing many almost every day, and I really appreciate your work. ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 00:05, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
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For your excellent defense of rationalism in the AfD discussion for the Ryukyu Province article.[1]. Victory for historical authenticity was had due to your strong and uncompromising effort driving at the truth. Jun Kayama 13:06, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

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