Katagiri, Yasuhiro 1960-

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KATAGIRI, Yasuhiro 1960-


Born November 28, 1960, in Tokyo, Japan; son of Yasohachi and Mikiko (a homemaker) Katagiri; married Brenda Modesitt (a homemaker), June 29, 1986; children: Akira Reuben, Aya Rebekah, Ann Rachel. Ethnicity: "Japanese." Education: Hosei University, B.A., 1984; International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan, M.A., 1991, Ph.D.


Home—386-44 Sanada, Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa-ken 259-1206, Japan. Office—Department of American Civilization, Tokai University, 1117 Kitakaname, Hitatsuka-shi, Kanagawa-ken 259-1292, Japan. E-mail—[email protected]


Japan Travel Bureau, Tokyo, sales representative, 1984-89; Kyoritsu Women's University, Tokyo, research assistant, 1994-97; Tokai University, Kanagawa, Japan, assistant professor, 1997-2000, associate professor of American history and government, 2000—.


Organization of American Historians, Southern Historical Association, Mississippi Historical Society.


Richard A. McLemore Book Prize, Mississippi Historical Society, 2002, Hiroshi Shimizu Book Prize, Japanese Association for American Studies, 2002, and Shigeyoshi Matsumae Academic Award, Tokai University, 2003, all for The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission: Civil Rights and States' Rights.


(With Makoto Saito and others) Contemporary America (in Japanese), Nanun-Do (Tokyo, Japan), 1995.

(With Tadao Umesao and others) Encyclopedia of Nations and Ethnic Relations (in Japanese), Heibon-Sha (Tokyo, Japan), 1995, revised edition, 2002.

(With Kaname Saruya and others) One Hundred and One Important People in American History (in Japanese), Shinsho-Kan (Tokyo, Japan), 1997.

The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission: Civil Rights and States' Rights, University Press of Mississippi (Jackson, MS), 2002.

(With Kaname Saruya and others) America (in Japanese), Kobun-Do (Tokyo, Japan), 2003.

Contributor to periodicals in the United States, including American Review, 49th Parallel: Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies, and Humanities in the South.


The Confederate States of America, 1861-1865: Cursed by Slavery, Troubled with States' Rights, in Japanese, publication by Tokai University Press (Tokyo, Japan) expected in 2005; research for political biographies of Mississippi senators James O. Eastland and John E. Rankin; research on the relations between segregationist thoughts and anticommunism and on the history of the American Heritage Foundation in the cold war era.