ICJS Event: Doug Karsner: "Air Wars - Japanese and American Airlines Competition for Transpacific Air Routes, 1946-1971"

Tuesday, June 30, 2006
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Temple University, Japan Campus Azabu Hall Room 316 (Access)
Free. This event is open to the general public.
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TUJ Adjunct Professor (and Associate Professor at Bloomburg University) Doug Karsner will lecture about his research on the changing nature of the competition between Japanese and American airlines for passenger and cargo routes during the formative early postwar period. The lecture covers the historical period from 1946 when the U.S. government first certified Northwest and Pan American airlines to fly to Japan, to 1971, the era of mass air travel which took off amidst major economic changes such as the Nixon Shocks. In this lecture, Prof. Karsner will argue that a complex mixture of diplomatic and economic factors shaped Japanese and American airlines transpacific route rivalries.

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The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.