- November 7, 1978
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Biographical / Historical
Yayoi Cooke (1922 - 2013) was born in Palos Verdes, California. She moved to Japan with her family in 1938 when she was 16 years old. She stayed in Japan through the war and during the occupation she worked with the Army as a translator for Radio Tokyo where she censored the publications including newspapers and magazines. After her time as a translator, Cooke worked various jobs including with the Tokyo Military Government in the Education Section and as a secretary at the Department of Army Civilians. In 1958 she returned to the United States and worked for the Library of Congress and the Prange Collection at the University of Maryland.