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The exhibition "Excavating the History of Chiyoda-ku: American Culture during the Occupation"

The exhibition "Excavating the History of Chiyoda-ku: American Culture under Occupation" organized by the Institute for American-Canadian Studies, is being held on the first floor of Building 6, Exhibition Space 3 and the first floor of the library.

This exhibition is part of the results of research conducted by students of the North American Studies major of the Faculty of Foreign Studies with the support of the "Chiyoda Gaku Project Proposal System for FY2021" sponsored by the Chiyoda-ku.

The Exhibit Space 3 on the first floor of Building 6

In Exhibit Space 3 on the first floor of Building 6, panels and monitors present the results of research focusing on residential neighborhoods of Dependents Housing, built approximately 75 years ago.

Visitors can also see photos of the Quonset House (Kamaboko Barracks), which was sold to the University by the occupying forces immediately after World War II and used as a student dormitory and other facilities.

Children's books published in the late 1940s

Meanwhile, the first floor of the library features rare materials from the History of Occupation Procurement, as well as magazines and children's books published in the late 1940s, among others.

These items are from the collection of the Institute for American-Canadian Studies, which was established in 1987 by merging the Canada Center, which was primarily led by the late Professor Conrad Forten of the Faculty of Humanities, and the collection of American-related books by the late Professor Donald Mason of the Faculty of Foreign Languages.

Cassette tapes from the oral history collection

A number of cassette tapes from the oral history collection, initiated by Emeritus Professor Kazuyuki Matsuo, the result of the Institute's occupational research, are also on display.

The first floor of the library

*Dates: March 23 (Wed.) - Closing date to be determined
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