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Shunichi Takekawa is an associate professor at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (Beppu, Oita, Japan). His research focuses on the press, politics, and nationalism in postwar Japan. He is the author of “Forging Nationalism from Pacifism and Internationalism: An Analysis of New Year’s Day Editorials in Asahi and Yomiuri, 1953-2005” in Social Science Japan Journal, Vol.10, No.1, April 2007.