Dylan Plung

MAIS Japan 2018


Dylan Plung did his undergraduate work at Whitman College (Walla Walla, WA) in Asian Studies with an emphasis on Japanese history. His research interests include the Tokyo Air Raids and U.S.-Japan relations in WWII history, representations of Japan in western culture and history, and Japanese religion. While he earned a MAIS Japan in 2018, he spent the following year at the Inter-University Center for Japanese in Yokohama.


  • Plung, Dylan J. “The Japanese Village at Dugway Proving Ground: An Unexamined Context to the Firebombing of Japan.The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 15 Apr. 2018, apjjf.org/2018/08/Plung.html. Volume 16, Issue 8, Number 3.


  • Blakemore Foundation grant recipient for Japanese language study at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies