Interrogating “Comprehensive Development:” The Colonial-Wartime Background to Japan’s Development Cooperation
In Memoriam: History Professor Aaron Moore (1972-2019)
by Jin Sato, Professor of The University of Tokyo
Dr. Aaron Moore (Arizona State University), the author of this paper, passed away in September 2019. He did not have the time to complete the revision himself, but the final touches have been offered by his dear colleagues and friends, Profs. Hiromi Mizuno (University of Minnesota) and Ian Miller (Harvard University) at the request of his bereaved family. Professor Moore was an outstanding historian of modern Japan who focused on the intersection of technology, history, and geo-political power. With his excellent command of the Japanese language, he delved into the unexplored archives of the Japanese consulting company, Nippon Koei, during his fellowship in the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia at the University of Tokyo in 2018. We publish this paper to remember his work and celebrate Dr. Aaron Moore's contribution to the scholarship on Japan’s development trajectory across Asia.