Aomi Mochida (1992) is a PhD candidate at the History Department of Radboud University Nijmegen and NIOD Instituut voor Oorlogs-, Holocaust- en genocidestudies. She obtained a research master degree in Historical Studies at Radboud University. During her masters, she conducted a research internship at the NIOD and participated in an international summer school in Nanjing, China, on mass violence and memory politics. She wrote her master thesis on the historical development and current appropriation of the Noborito Institute, a WWII-heritage in Japan.
Her PhD research investigates the dynamics of WWII memories, war-related heritage, and tourism in three Japanese cities. Her research interests include WWII heritage, public history, and memory culture, especially in relation to the Asia-Pacific theatre.