Rieko Asai is an associate professor at Kokugakuin University, Tokyo, Japan, where she mainly teaches English language. She works primarily on the history of the American peace movement in the twentieth century. Her writings include “Semegiau hiroshima no kioku: 1955 nenn shikago ni okeru Hiroshima gennbaku touka bi no kinenn shuukai to sono shinnbunn houdou wo meguru ichi kousatsu [Contesting Memories of Hiroshima: The Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the Hiroshima Bombing in Chicago and Its News Coverage]” [Rikkyo American Studies 26 (2004)]; “Commemoration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days in the United States: A Preliminary Comparison, 1980 and 1985” [Theory of Information Culture 7 (2006)]; and “Gennbaku to amerika no hannkaku undo: 8 gatsu 6 ka no kinenn katsudo wo chuushinn ni [The Bomb and the U.S. Antinuclear Movement; Commemoration of August 6th]” [Kokugakuin Zasshi CVII, 12 (2006)].
Scott H. Bennett is an associate professor of history at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey. He holds a Ph.D. from Rutgers University. At Georgian Court, he teaches courses on modern American history, peace history, and nonviolent social movements. He has published and spoken widely on peace history, radical pacifism, nonviolent social movements, and World War II conscientious objectors. He has written Radical Pacifism: The War Resisters League and Gandhian Nonviolence in America, 1915–1923 (Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse Studies on Peace and Conflict Resolution [Syracuse University Press], 2003) and edited Army GI, Pacifist CO: The World War II Letters of Frank and Albert Dietrich (New York: Fordham University Press, 2005). He is completing a book manuscript on the lives and World War II prison letters of radical pacifist siblings Igal and Vivien Roodenko. He is president of the Peace History Society.