- Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2002)
- Curriculum Vitae
- SBS N-325
- Research Interests
- Janis Mimura is a historian of modern Japan with research interests in political and intellectual history and comparative political economy. At Stony Brook she teaches survey courses on Japanese history and theme seminars on the Asia-Pacific War, postwar Japan, 1960s student movements, and comparative fascism and modernity.
Her recent book, Planning For Empire: Reform Bureaucrats and the Japanese Wartime State (Cornell University Press, 2011) examines the emergence of a new technocratic ethos and mode of power in wartime Japan and analyzes its complex links to Japanese fascism. Focusing on the ideas and policies of the reform bureaucrats under Kishi Nobusuke, it explores their embrace of fascist ideas and policies in the creation of the puppet state of Manchukuo and Japan’s wartime system.
Her broader research interests include comparative German and Japanese transwar history, geopolitics, and postwar technocracy and popular protest.
- Scholarly Works
- Planning For Empire: Reform Bureaucrats and the Japanese Wartime State (Cornell University Press, 2011)