About Our Activity
Service Translation is a project started in November 2020 by Kenzo Okazaki, a graduate of Middlebury College (Vermont, US), in which volunteers translate material on Japanese-American incarceration.
The project was later expanded by bringing in students and professors from Middlebury College, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (California, US; henceforth MIIS), and International Christian University (Tokyo, Japan; henceforth ICU). In addition to the students and professors from these two universities, one student is participating from Chuo University (Tokyo, Japan).
The students living in Japan are working as a student organization named ICU Time Travelers.
Below is our philosophy:
1. “Examine the history of Japanese American Internment from various angles, through translation and studying.”
2. “Create opportunities for people to discuss ways to form a diverse society, by widely spreading our works and insights.”
From November 2020 to April 2022, we translated several interview videos of Japanese American veterans provided by Go For Broke National Education Center.
From July 25, 2022, to August 5, 2022, we hosted a History in Translation program, which brings together students from Middlebury College and ICU Time Travelers to California, US.
We will continue our work with our philosophy in mind. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in our activities!
- Hanako Uwabe (上部華子)： ICU Translator
For Further Information
You can find more information about Middlebury College, ICU, and ICU Time Travelers on these pages.
- This is the official website of Middlebury College
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
- This is the official website of MIIS
Center for Community Engagement (Middlebury College)
- It supports our members in Middlebury College.
- This is the official website of International Christian University
- You can view the SNS Pages of ICU Time Travelers
- This is the website of History in Translation program.