Ricardo T. Jose, Ph.D.



Academic Rank: Professor 12
Highest Degree attained: Ph.D. (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
Email: rjose@kssp.upd.edu.ph

Even as a child I was interested in history, specifically the history of modern Japan and more particularly World War II in the Asia-Pacific area. This was manifested in not only reading books, but also in collecting and building plastic models of ships, aircraft and military vehicles used in the Pacific War. This lifelong interest led to interviewing and corresponding with eyewitnesses of the war, from Philippine, US and Japanese perspectives, and took me to not only the US and Japan for research, study and academic discussion, but also to various battlefields in the Philippines (and abroad). Recognizing the need to try to see that period through various perspectives, I learned Japanese and have tried to seek experiences of Japanese civilians and soldiers, as well as Filipinos and others from areas throughout the Philippines. This interest has led to working with various veterans’ groups, radio and TV programs (local and international). As a student of history, my interest expanded further into diplomatic and military history, particularly that of the Philippines and Japan.

Selected Research/Publications
The Philippine Army, 1935-1942. Quezon City: Ateneo University Press, 1992

Captive Arms: The Philippine Constabulary Under the Japanese, 1942-1945. Quezon City: U.P. College of Social Sciences Publications, 1998.

The Japanese Occupation of the Philippines. Vol. 7 in the ten-volume series on Philippine History, Kasaysayan. Metro Manila: Asia Publishing Co., 1998.

The Battle of Bataan: A Primer. Metro Manila: Infinit-1, 2003.

The Japanese Occupation of the Philippines: A Pictorial History. Metro Manila:

Ayala Foundation, 1997; co-authored with Lydia N. Yu-Jose

The Philippine Saga. Quezon City: New Day, 2000. Co-authored with Rosario

Mendoza Cortes and Celestina P. Boncan.

Selected Correspondence of Dr. Jose P. Laurel. Manila: Lyceum of the Philippines, 1997.

The Philippines under Japan: Occupation Policy and Reaction. Co-edited with Ikehata Setsuho. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1999.

An Annotated Bibliography on Philippines-Japan Relations, 1935-1956. (with

Lydia N. Yu-Jose). Manila: Yuchengco Institute of East Asia, 1998

The Book on the Japanese Occupation: World War II and the Japanese Occupation. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2006. part of the Pamana series, The UP Anthology of Filipino Socio-Political Thought since1872. 384p.

Various articles in local and international books, journals and periodicals, among them:

“Japanese Food Production and Distribution Programmes in the Philippines,” in Kratoska, Paul H. (ed.) Food Supplies and the Japanese Occupation in South-East Asia. Hampshire: Macmillan Press, 1998.

Chapters on the presidency of Manuel L. Quezon and Jose P. Laurel, in Philippine Presidents: 100 Years, edited by Rosario Mendoza Cortes. Quezon City: New Day, 1999.

Chapter on the Philippine Legislature during the Commonwealth and Japanese periods. in Cesar P. Pobre (ed.) One Hundred Years of Philippine Legislatures, Quezon City: New Day, 2000.

“A Tale of Two Occupations: Observations on the U.S. Occupation of the Philippines, 1898-1941 and the U.S. Occupation of Okinawa, 1945-1951.” In Lydia Yu-Jose and Rosalina Palanca-Tan (eds.) Philippines and Japan: Directions and Challenges. Quzon City: Japanese Studies Program, Ateneo de Manila University, 2000.

“War and Violence, History and Memory.” Kwok Kian-Woon et al (eds.). We Asians: Between Past and Future. Singapore: Singapore Heritage Society and National Archives of Singapore, 2000.

“Accord and Discord: Japanese Cultural Policy and Philippine National Identity during the Japanese Occupation (1942-1945).” Ch. 11 (pp. 249-269) in Li Narangoa and Robert Cribb (eds.) Imperial Japan and National Identities, 1895-1945. London: Routledge Curzon, 2003.

“Test of Wills: Diplomacy Between Japan and the Laurel Government.” Ch. 6 of Setsuho Ikehata and Lydia Yu-Jose (eds.) Philippines-Japan Relations. Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2003. Pp. 185-222. (Japanese edition published by Iwanami Shoten, 2004).

“Labor Usage and Mobilization during the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines, 1942-1945.” Ch. 14 (pp. 267-284) in Kratoska, Paul H. (ed.) Asian Labor in the Wartime Japanese Empire: Unknown Histories. Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2005.

“Nichiro Senso to Firipin” (The Russo-Japanese War and the Philippines; pp. 169-181) In Yamanashi Gakuin Setsuritsu 60 Shunen Kinen: Nichi-Ro Senso to Potsumasu Giwa (60th Anniversary of the Establishment of Yamanashi Gakuin University. The Russo-Japanese War and the Portsmouth Peace Agreement). Kofu City: Yamanashi Gakuin University, 2006. (translated to Japanese from original paper in English).

(with Yu-Jose, Lydia N.) “Introduction: The Development of Southeast Asian Studies in Japan: Changes in Scope, Focus and Approach.” (pp 3-17) In Saito, Shiro (ed.) Japanese Contributions to Southeast Asian Studies: A Resource Guide. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Association for Asian Studes, Inc., 2006. Resources for Scholarship on Asia, No. 4

“Reflections on Yasukuni Shrine.” In Azurin, Arnold M. and Mahiwo, Sylvano D. (eds.) Junctions Between Filipinos and Japanese: Transborder Insights and Reminiscences. Metro Manila: Kultura’t Wika, 2007. (pp. 159-170).

“Baler and Dibut Bay during World War II.” In Sonia Ner (ed.) Baler, Aurora. Metro Manila: Rural Empowerment Assistance and Development Foundation, Inc., 2007. pp. 165-169.

“Manila during the Japanese Occupation.” In Remembering World War II in the Philippines, Volume I. Manila: National Historical Institute, 2007. pp. 15-22.

“The Philippine War Crimes Trials, 1947-1949.” In Remembering World War II in the Philippines, Volume II. Manila: National Historical Institute, 2007. pp. 65-80.

“War Memorials and Commemorations in the Philippines: An Exploratory Look.” In Lydia N. Yu-Jose (ed.) The Past, Love, Money and Much More: Philippines-Japan Relations Since the End of the Second World War. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila Japanese Studies Program, 2008. pp. 15-37.

Membership in Organizations
Trustee, AFP Museum and Historical Library Foundation, Inc., 1999-
Associate member, National Research Council of the Philippines, 1999-
Philippine Association for Chinese Studies, 1997-
Memorare Manila 1945 Foundation, 1995- (secretary, 1996- )
Philippine Historical Association
Philippine National Historical Society

Fellowship/Awards/Grants
Asia Foundation Grant, Observation/Study Tour on Military History, United States, June-July 1985
Okinawa Prefectural Government Scholarship, 1986-1987
Japanese Ministry of Education (Mombusho) Scholarship, 1988-1990
Japan Foundation Fellow, 1993-1994
United States Information Service (USIS) Individual Research Grant to the American Studies Resource Center, Hyderabad, India, May 1998.
Visiting Fellow, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, September 2001-August 2002.
Visiting Foreign Researcher, Sophia University, Tokyo, January-August 2002.
Visiting Exchange Professor, St. Norbert College, Wisconsin, August-December, 2007.
U.P. Diliman Chancellor’s Award: Best Researcher (Social Sciences and Law) for 1999, November 1999
Outstanding Young Scientist in the field of Social Sciences, from the National Academy of Science and Technology; July 1997 (the first historian to receive the award)
Gawad KSSP 1998, from Kolehiyo ng Sosyal Sayans at Pilosopoya, Feb. 1998