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Yamaguchi Prefectural University
Ph.D in Political Science(Waseda University), M.S. in Mass Communication(San Jose State University)
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Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2016
Professor, Faculty of International Studies, Yamaguchi Prefectural University
Apr 1999
Mar 2016
Associate Professor, Faculty of International Studies, Yamaguchi Prefectural University
Sep 2012
Sep 2013
Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Department of International Affairs, George Washington University


Mar 2006
Development Policy, Graduate School of East Asian Studies, Yamaguchi University
Aug 1991
May 1994
Graduate School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Applied Social Sciences, San Jose State University
Apr 1979
Mar 1984
Creative Writing, Department of Literature, Waseda University

Awards & Honors

Feb 2016
U.S. Public Diplomacy and Occupation of Okinawa: Camouflaging the Garrison State's Dilemma, 43rd Iha Fuyu Okinawa Study Award, Okinawa Times
Winner: Hideko Yoshimoto
May 1994
Media Treatment of World War II in Japan and the United States: Propaganda Theory Approach, Best Thesis Award, San Jose State University
Winner: Hideko Yoshimoto
Awarded to Master's thesis "Media Treatment of World War Two in Japan and the United States: A Propaganda Theory Approach"

Books etc

U.S. Occupation of Okinawa: A Soft Power Theory Approach
Hideko Yoshimoto
Kyoto University Press & Trans Pacific Press   Feb 2019   ISBN:9784814002115
A Historical Perspective on Press Freedom in Okinawa (In " Press Freedom in Contemporary Japan"
Hideko Yoshimoto (Part:Contributor, Chapter 18 (pp. 242-251))
Routledge   Jan 2017   
Hideko Yoshimoto
Shumpu Publishing   Mar 2015   ISBN:9784861104510
Media Treatment of World War II in Japan and the United States: Propaganda Theory Approach
Hideko Yoshimoto
UMI Digital Publication   Feb 1995   

Published Papers

Establishing Process of U.S. Foreign Information Activities Documented in Edward P. Lilly Papers: Focusing on "Blank Period 1945-1953" from OWI dissolution to USIA establishment
Intelligence   18 90-102   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
America's Policy on control of media and culture during the occupation of Okinawa: From an analysis of the military law concerning information and education
OKINAWA BUNKA   51(2) 1-24   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Hideko Yoshimoto
Asian Journal of Journalism and Media Studies   1 1-16   Dec 2017   [Refereed]
The Absence of the Emperor as a Japanese Symbol and the 9.12 Surrender Rescript in the U.S.-Occupied Okinawa
Hideko Yoshimoto
Journal of Mass Communication Studies   (91) 65-80   Jul 2017   [Invited]
Memory and Postwar Occupation Policy: Presence and Non-Presence of Emperor as a Symbol in Japan and Okinawa
Hideko Yoshimoto
Yamaguchi Prefectural University Bulletin   (10) 93-100   Feb 2017
Hideko Yoshimoto
Press Freedom in Contemporary Japan   241-250   Jan 2017   [Invited]
U.S. Congressional Appropriation and Occupation of Okinawa as a Cold War Military Base in East Asia
Hideko Yoshimoto
Yamaguchi Prefectural University Bulletin   (9) 127-140   Mar 2016
United States Intelligence Gathering in Okinawa
Hideko Yoshimoto
Intelligence   (16) 105-118   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Smith-Mundt Act and Okinawa Civil Information and Education Program 1948-1952
Hideko Yoshimoto
Journal of Mass Communication Studies   (88) 177-194   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
Deciding Okinawa's News in the United States: Analysis based on Robert Entman's Theory
Hideko Yoshimoto
Yamaguchi Prefectural University Bulletin   (5) 65-73   Mar 2012


Archival Research for Postwar Okinawa History
Gendai Shiso      Jun 2018   [Invited]
The journal of Information Science and Technology Association   48(7) 402-406   Jul 1998   [Invited]

Conference Activities & Talks

Okinawa Media Representation of Emperor Hirohito and Article One of Japanese Constitution
Hideko Yoshimoto
Japan Society for Studies in Journalism and Mass Communication   16 Jun 2019   
U.S. Foreign Information Policy toward Okinawa: 1957 as a turning point of the Cold War
International Association for Media and Communication Research   24 Jun 2018   
U.S. Foreign Information Policy toward Okinawa during Eisenhower Administration
Hideko Yoshimoto
Japan Association of International Relations   29 Oct 2017   
Government and Relief in Occupied Areas Information Program under the U.S. Occupation of Okinawa
Hideko Yoshimoto
12th International Conference of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences   28 Jul 2017   
Collective War Memory on Japanese Surrender: A Comparative Media Policy Analysis of Okinawa and Mainland Japan
Hideko Yoshimoto
International Association for Media and Communication Research   30 Jul 2016   

Research Grants & Projects

U.S. Information Policy on Okinawa During Eisenhower Administration
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Hideko Yoshimoto
U.S. Occupation of Okinawa: A Soft Power Theory Approach
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): YOSHIMOTO Hideko
American Public Diplomacy and News Framing of Okinawa
Japan Foundation/Social Science Research Council: Abe Fellowship
Project Year: Dec 2012 - Nov 2014    Investigator(s): Hideko Yoshimoto
US News Framing of Okinawa Military Bases during the Occupation Period of 1952-1972
US-Japan Education Committee ( Fulbright): Fulbright Researcher Program
Project Year: Sep 2012 - Nov 2012    Investigator(s): Hideko Yoshimoto
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: Apr 2008 - Mar 2011    Investigator(s): 三宅 義子, Hideko YOSHIMOTO
This study addressed the US military base issues in Japan from a gender perspective. The issues have been seen as "political" or at the "public" sphere but it focused on its "private" sphere and family history not been discussed enough before, bri...

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