In this Q&A, Professor of History Samuel Yamashita tells the story behind the globalization of Japanese cuisine, its path into fine dining and explores the future of Asian fusion as a transnational culinary sensation.
Poring over city records and personal diaries, Prof. Yamashita chronicles how ordinary Japanese responded to news of the Pearl Harbor attack, not only through mass gatherings but also in individual reflections.
Call it Sagehen submersion. Twice a week, first-year students participate in one of 30 Critical Inquiry (ID1) sections – intensive classes that introduce the new students to both the joy and rigor of academia at Pomona.
As Pomona College seniors prepare to slip into their graduation gowns and turn to an exciting new chapter of their lives, there is a big item on their to-do list that awaits a checkmark: senior thesis.
"I’ve seen how summer research allows students to gain command of an area in their chosen discipline, and carry the confidence and excitement from that experience forward in their undergraduate careers and beyond."