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Articles by Dylan J. Plung

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Dylan J. Plung holds an MAIS from the Japan Studies Program at the University of Washington’s Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies (highest honors), and a BA in Asian Studies from Whitman College (distinction). He has worked at the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), was a U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow for Japanese as well as a Blakemore-Freeman Fellow for Advanced Japanese Language Study at Stanford University’s Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (IUC) in Yokohama. His current research project involves creating an extensive digital archive of World War II interviews with everyday Japanese citizens conducted by the U.S. government between 1945 and 1946. He can be contacted at