Professor Yamamoto teaches at the Graduate School of Political Science
at Waseda University. Prior to arriving at Waseda, he was a professor
at Hitotsubashi University for sixteen years, where he obtained his PhD
and M.A. He specializes in Newspaper media, Journalism and the History
of Intelligence. His extensive research at the U.S. National Archives
resulted in the discovery of the U.S. Radio Propaganda proposals and
scripts targeting Japan from Saipan at the end of the World War II.
Professor Yamamoto has published many books on Journalism, Mass media,
and War intelligence in Japanese. In 1995, he received an Abe Fellowship
from the Center for Global Partnership for his research entitled,
"MacArthur's Media: Censorship in Occupied Japan." (List #4)
As part of the fellowship, he spent one year doing research at the
University of Maryland and elsewhere in the Washington DC area.
Professor Yamamoto and a team of researchers have created the
Occupation-Period Magazine Database, an article-level guide to the
Gordon W. Prange Magazine Collection.
Professor Yamamoto has received awards from the Japan Society of
Publication Studies and the Japan Academy of Advertising (List #3).
He is a member of the Japan Newspaper Society and the Japan Society
of Publication Studies.
List of publishings:
1. Shinbun to Minsyu (Press and People) Tokyo,Kinokuniyashoten,1972.
2. Kindai Nihon no Shinbun Dokushaso (Audience of Newspaper in modern
Japan) Tokyo,Hoseidaigaku Shuppankyoku,1981.
3. Kokoku no Syakaishi (Social History of Advertising in Modern Japan)
Tokyo, Hoseidaigaku Shuppankyoku,1984.
4. Senryoki Media Bunseki (Media Analysis in Occupied Japan) Tokyo,
Hoseidaigaku Shuppankyoku,1996 ; Prize of Japan Academy of Advertising,
Prize of Japan Society of Publishing Studies.
5. Burakku Puropaganda (Black Propaganda) Tokyo, Iwanamishoten, 2002.
6. Media no nakano Teikoku (Empire in Media) Tokyo, Iwanamishoten, 2006.