About Nathan Hopson

Nathan Hopson is an associate professor of Japanese language and history in the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen. He is currently completing a manuscript on the social history of nutrition science in modern Japan as a technology of nation building, focusing on school feeding (gakkō kyūshoku) and government-led nutritional activism as its central case studies. He has written several articles and edited volume chapters from this research, including “Nutrition as National Defense: Japan’s Imperial Government Institute for Nutrition, 1920-1940” (Journal of Japanese Studies 2019) and “Ingrained Habits: The ‘Kitchen Cars’ and the Transformation of Postwar Japanese Diet and Identity” (Food, Culture & Society 2020), “Women, Waste, and War: Food, Gender, and Rationalization in Wartime Japanese Discourse” (Gender and Food in Contemporary East Asia, 15–38, 2021).

Nathan Hopson is an associate professor of Japanese language and history in the University of Bergen's Department of Foreign Languages.

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