Revised note (June 19, 2017)

The Rafu Shimpo, in spite of their promise to me not to run a revised version of the column written by P.S. which was still problematic, published the print version on June 15th. It is unclear at this point whether the Rafu Shimpo intentionally broke their promise to me or if it was an accident, but the damage has been serious. Again I wish to strongly emphasise that, as the columnist admits, the opinions expressed in his article are solely his own not mine, nor should inferences relating to me in the column be necessarily construed as accurate or correct. I am currently considering my options to deal with this regrettable situation.

June 19, 2017 Yasuko Takezawa

The Rafu Shimpo and the columnist extended to me their apology.

A column contributed by P.S. appeared in the June 8th print edition of the Rafu Shimpo, a LA-based Japanese American community newspaper. The column contains ideas mis-attributed to me along with inaccurate facts, using my name. It also contains a photo taken by me published without my permission. I strongly protested the column, and both the Rafu Shimpo and the columnist extended to me their apology. The opinions expressed are solely those of the columnist who takes full responsibility as he clarifies in the forthcoming column. They do not by any means represent my opinions nor my position.

June 15, 2017. Yasuko Takezawa

Yasuko Takezawa gave a presentation at IUAES.
On May 2, 2017, Yasuko Takezawa gave a presentation at International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) held at Ottawa University, Canada. The theme was “When scholars from peripheries within the First World do fieldwork in the United States”. Click here for the information about the conference.

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