Michiko Takeuchi
Associate Professor, CSU Long Beach

History PhD, 2009

Professor Takeuchi’s research examines the socio-historical, political, and cultural experiences of a group of Japanese women who were originally organized by the Japanese government to provide sexual services to U.S. Occupation Forces in Japan right after WWII (1945-1952). To capture these women’s voices, Professor Takeuchi conducted oral interviews in Yokosuka, Kanagawa prefecture (where the largest U.S. Navy base is located) in Japan.

Related Interests: Women and Feminism(s) in NE Asia, Sexuality, Japan-U.S. Relations, Neocolonialism, Oral History, Visual History