Kazuyo Tsuchiya

Academic Historian

Kazuyo Tsuchiya received her M.A.s at the University of Tokyo and University of California, San Diego.  She received her Ph.D. in history from the University of California, San Diego in 2008. Her book, Reinventing Citizenship: Black Los Angeles, Korean Kawasaki, and Community Participation, which appeared in 2014, compares welfare activism of African Americans in Los Angeles and Resident Koreans in Kawasaki city, Japan. She has published several articles on postwar black Los Angeles, the "War on Poverty," and the welfare rights movement in the U.S. She is now an associate professor of American history in the Department of Area Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo.?

 

 

The TransPacific Struggle over Citizenship: Seeking Welfare Rights in Kawasaki City, Japan and Los Angeles, California,1962-1982

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Historians rarely compare the mostly working-class and poor Korean population in Japan and African Americans seeking economic justice in the United States. Japanese scholar Kazuyo Tsuchiya of Kanagawa University takes on that task in her new book, Reinventing Citizenship: Black Los … Read MoreThe TransPacific Struggle over Citizenship: Seeking Welfare Rights in Kawasaki City, Japan and Los Angeles, California,1962-1982

National Welfare Rights Organization (1966-1975)

Image Ownership: Public Domain The National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO) was created in 1966  to fight for greater assistance and control over welfare regulations. In the 1950s, politicians and journalists drew attention to the rapid increases in the welfare rolls, especially among African American single … Read MoreNational Welfare Rights Organization (1966-1975)