2012 Nibei’s August 28 lecture to feature 18th century feudal load Uesugi Yozan

Nibei JSC 2012 Aug 28 Steve Sameshima  Yozan BookAs August lecture of Nibei Foundation’s Japan Study Club, Steve M. Sameshima will speak about Uesugi Yozan, feudal lord of Yonezawa domain in 18th century Japan on Tuesday, August 28 at 7:30 pm.

The lecture will be held at Terasaki Foundation Laboratory Building, 11570 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064.

Reception and dinner start at 6:30 pm. $10 admission per person including dinner.

For RSVP, email japanstudies@nibei.org or call (310) 479-6101 ext 134.

RSVP also will be made at www.nibei.org

Mr. Sameshima recently published “Yozan: The Great Tycoon” by Big Wave Publishing Company about Uesugi Yozan and John F Kennedy who admired Uesugi Yozan.

When Uesugi Yozan became the 9th head of the Yonezawa domain (today’s Yonezawa and Okitama region), his domain was in heavy debt. Uesugi Yozan is best remembered for his financial reforms, and he is often cited as an example of good governor of domain.

What gave Sameshima the ultimate impetus to start writing “Yozan” was the fact that John F. Kennedy had knowledge of Uesugi Yozan and his accomplishments. Kennedy has been quoted as saying Uesugi Yozan was the one Japanese he admired.