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The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus
In-depth critical analysis of the forces shaping the Asia-Pacific...and the world.
Asia-Pacific Journal Feature, LDP Okinawa Chapter Revokes its Electoral Pledge – History Repeats Itself in Punishment Drama
Dec. 09, 2013:
Hiyane Teruo on the LDP about face on the Futenma - Henoko move and its historical context.
Gavan McCormack, "Okinawa Again" - Okinawa Special Series - A Postscript 再度沖縄 沖縄特集への追
Dec. 01, 2013:
Editorials from Okinawan newspapers Ryukyu Shinpo and Okinawa Times on the betrayal of Okinawan local democracy by the LDP. Introduced by Gavan McCormack.
Mark Schreiber, Barking Dogs: All the Hype Unfit to Print 吠ゆる犬ども 印刷に価しないすべてのインチキ
Nov. 17, 2013:
Mark Schreiber on the circulation of fabricated and inaccurate "weird Japan" articles in the English-language press.
Asia-Pacific Journal Feature, Debarring Questions Over Futenma Airbase 普天・・喆蘭・假鬆ヒ関して排除される質問
Nov. 03, 2013:
Peter Simpson on the dangers posed to the local populatoin by Futenma Airbase and the continuing efforts of Okinawans to resist.
Asia-Pacific Journal Feature, We Need A Dictionary 辞典が必要
Nov. 03, 2013:
A translation of Saito Minako's Tokyo Shimbun column on the the Abe Administration's new deceptive language.
Andrew DeWit, Abe and Pro-Active Pacifism in the Face of Climate Change 気候変動を前にして安倍首相の積極的平和主義とは
Oct. 30, 2013:
Andrew DeWit on climate change and Japanese and American military visions.
Asia-Pacific Journal Feature, "Something is Very Wrong": Osaka Police Target Anti-Nuclear Protesters
Oct. 27, 2013:
Osaka Hannan University Professor and anti-nuclear protest leader Shimoji Masaki speaks out about arbitrary arrest and his 20 day detention.
Asia-Pacific Journal Feature, The Tokyo Shimbun’s Five Challenges for Tokyo 2020 東京五輪 開催5つの課題
Sep. 29, 2013:
The Tokyo Shimbun summarizes five major issues facing Japan as it plans to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Narusawa Muneo, Peter J. Kuznick, Satoko Norimatsu, “We used chemical weapons in Vietnam”: Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick explain how telling the untold history can change the world for the better 我々はベトナムで化学兵器を使用した」 語られざる歴史を語ることによってよい世界変革が可能と説明するオリバー・ストーンとピーター・カズニック
Sep. 29, 2013:
An interview with Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick on how exploring untold history can open up the possibility of political change.
Narusawa Muneo, Peter J. Kuznick, Satoko Norimatsu, “We used chemical weapons in Vietnam”: Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick explain how telling the untold history can change the world for the better 我々はベトナムで化学兵器を使用した」 語られざる歴史を語ることによってよい世界変革が可能と説明するオリバー・ストーンとピーター・カズニック
Sep. 29, 2013:
An interview with Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick on how exploring untold history can open up the possibility of political change.
Narusawa Muneo, Peter J. Kuznick, Satoko Norimatsu, “We used chemical weapons in Vietnam”: Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick explain how telling the untold history can change the world for the better 我々はベトナムで化学兵器を使用した」 語られざる歴史を語ることによってよい世界変革が可能と説明するオリバー・ストーンとピーター・カズニック
Sep. 29, 2013:
An interview with Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick on how exploring untold history can open up the possibility of political change.
Yuki TANAKA, Reflections 68 Years On: How to Address an Irresponsible State 8年目の再考 無責任国家にいかに対応すべきか
Sep. 23, 2013:
Yuki Tanaka offers a reflection on the place of the mass killing of civilians in history and the irresponsibility of the Japanese and American states. 
Michael Penn, Japan Grapples with the Rise of Hate Groups (VIDEO) 上昇する差別煽動集団と取り組む日本
Sep. 23, 2013:
A Shingetsu News video about the rise of the Zaitokukai and other hate groups in Japan.
Yuki TANAKA, A Diplomat's Farewell: An Exchange on US-Japan Relations ある外交官の別れの辞  感謝と謝罪と懇願と
Sep. 15, 2013:
D.H. Garrett, a former US State Department official, offers a critique of US-Japan relations. With a response by Asia-Pacific Journal Coordinator Yuki Tanaka.
Andrew DeWit, The End of Japan’s Nuclear Power Mirage? Tokyo’s Green Olympics in 2020 日本の原子力幻想の終焉? 2020年、みどりの東京五輪
Sep. 08, 2013:
Andrew DeWit on the green energy side of Tokyo's 2020 Olympic bid.
Matthew Penney, Miyazaki Hayao and the Asia-Pacific War 宮崎駿とアジア太平洋戦争
Jul. 21, 2013:
Famed animation director Miyazaki Hayao's new film Kaze Tachinu is a starting point for critical discussion of Japan's history and the Abe government's priorities.
Andrew DeWit, Bloom Energy Japan Versus Abe’s Road: What Energy Future for Japan? ルームエナジージャパン対安部政策 日本のエネルギー未来は
Jul. 21, 2013:
Matthew Penney, Public Opinion and the July 21 Election
Jul. 15, 2013:
Public opinion polls point to a likely LDP landslide, but skepticism is rampant among voters.
Jon Mitchell, Campaign to prevent the next Battle of Okinawa 第二の沖縄戦を阻止するキャンペーン
Jul. 08, 2013:
Citizens launch a postcard campaign to block new base construction and save Henoko from destruction
Gavan McCormack, Dilemma of a Japanese Island: Territorial Defense in the East China Sea and Yonaguni Island 与那国自衛隊配備 国境交流こそ深化すべきだ
Jul. 08, 2013:
Gavan McCormack introduces a Ryukyu Shimpo editorial on the militarization of Yonaguni Island and the potential for peaceful exchange with Taiwan instead.
Asia-Pacific Journal Feature, Local Governments Vs. The Nuclear Village 地方自治体 vs 原子力ムラ
Jun. 18, 2013:
As Abe Shinzo's government pushes for nuclear restarts, local governments continue to resist.
Thierry Ribault, UN Special Rapporteur Anand Grover on Fukushima: A Stunning Report Brushed Aside by the Japanese Government 国連人権委員会理事長アナンド・グローバー氏の目覚ましい福島報告書を払いのける日本政府
Jun. 10, 2013:
US Special Rapporteur Anand Gover's critical report on the health effects of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster and the human rights of the surrounding population has been dismissed by the Japanese government. Japanese translation available.
Matthew Penney, Abe and History - The Kobayashi Yoshinori Interview 安倍晋三の歴史認識—小林よしのりとの対談
Jun. 03, 2013:
In a 2010 interview with rightwing manga artist Kobayashi Yoshinori, PM Abe Shinzo made a number of points about history, China, and America that differ from the often sanitized comments that he makes in the internatoinal press.
Asia-Pacific Journal Feature, Opposition to the Japanese Government’s “Ceremony to Commemorate the Anniversary of Japan's Restoration of Sovereignty” 声明 日本政府の「主権回復・国際社会復帰を記念する式典」開催に反対する
May. 06, 2013:
The Japan Scientists' Association protests the Liberal Democratic Party government's commemoration of "Japan's Restoration of Sovereignty and Return to the International Community"
Matthew Penney, “Racists Go Home!”, “Go Crawl Back to the Net!” – Anti-Racism Protestors Confront the Zaitokukai レイシストは帰れ!」、「ネットに這って戻れ!」在特会に立ち向かう反レイシズム活動
Apr. 22, 2013:
Anti-racism protestors stand up to the increasingly extreme Zaitokukai in Shin Okubo and Tsuruhashi.
C. Douglas Lummis, The Madman Strategy 狂人戦略
Apr. 14, 2013:
Is North Korea the "madman" on the Korean Peninsula? Or is the word better used to define US policy? C. Douglas Lummis looks at the American style of nuclear brinksmanship.
David McNeill, Whaling as Diplomacy 外交としての捕鯨 
Apr. 08, 2013:
David McNeill on the clashes between Sea Shepherd and Japan's whaling fleet and the larger geo-political background.
David McNeill, Fukushima - Two Years On 福島—その二年後
Mar. 25, 2013:
David McNeill introduces a Greenpeace video which focuses on human stories on the second anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear accident.
Gavan McCormack, Fukushima: An Assessment of the Quake, Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown 福島—地震、津波、そしてメルトダウンの評価
Mar. 25, 2013:
Gavan McCormack provides a scathing summary of the major issues surrounding the 3.11 disasters.
Matthew Penney, "Human Dogs", Aida Makoto, and the Mori Art Museum Controversy 「犬人間」、会田誠、そして森美術館問題
Mar. 11, 2013:
Kinyobi presents two different points of view on the controversial Mori Art Museum Aida Makoto exhibit.