Recent Articles The Committee of the Historical Science Society of Japan's Critique of the Japanese Government's Stance on the Wartime “Comfort Women” Issue The Committee of the Historical Science Society of Japan offers a critique of the Japanese government's stance on "Comfort Women" as well as recent media coverage of the issue. Japan’s Resilient, Decarbonizing and Democratic Smart Communities A Suitable Donor: Harvesting Kidneys in the Philippines North American Universities and the 1965 Indonesian Massacre: Indonesian Guilt and Western Responsibility Nago Mayor Inamine’s Concise Guide to What’s Wrong with the Planned Marine Air Base なにが問題なのか 名護市稲嶺市長による簡潔でわかりやすい海兵隊基地建設の問題点 Steve Rabson introduces a Nago pamphlet that presents what is perhaps the most concise, effecitve summary of the Marine Air Base controversy to appear in English. The End of the Postwar? The Abe Government, Okinawa, and Yonaguni Island 戦後の終焉? 安倍政権、沖縄、そして与那国 Demystifying the Official Discourse on Childhood Thyroid Cancer in Fukushima 小児甲状腺ガンについての公式見解を読み解く Suicide as Protest – Two Self-immolations under the Abe Regime 抗議としての自死 安部政権下で二度も起こった焼身事件 Satoko Oka Norimatsu on the two self-immolation protests against the Abe government's policies, their treatment by the press, and their historical context. The Secret History of Cannabis in Japan 日本における大麻の秘史 Ryukyu Shimpo, Ota Masahide, Mark Ealey and Alastair McLauchlan, Descent Into Hell: The Battle of Okinawa 地獄へ落ちる 沖縄戦の記憶 Japan's Radical Energy Technocrats: Structural Reform Through Smart Communities, the Feed-in Tariff and Japanese-Style 'Stadtwerke' ラジカルな日本の技術官僚 スマートコミュニティ、固定価格買い取り制度(FiT)、日本式Stadtwerke (地元のエネルギー供給公社)を通じて構造改革 Going Native, Going Global: The Violin in Modern Japan ネイティブ化とグローバル化 近代日本におけるバイオリン Fifty Years of the Shinkansen 新幹線50年 MSG Headache, West Papuan Headache? Indonesia's Melanesian Foray インドネシアのメラネシア進出 MSG(メラネシア先鋒グループ・グルタミン酸ナトリウム)頭痛、西パプアの苦痛 Extremists Flourish in Abe's Japan 安部政権が育む過激派 Jeff Kingston on the prevalence of extremist speech and action in Abe's Japan. Beyond reality – or – An illusory ideal: pro-nuclear Japan’s management of migratory flows in a nuclear catastrophe 幻想と現実の相克―― 原発を選んだ日本の核有事・住民移動管理政策 Confucius Institutes: Academic Malware 孔子学院 学術的マルウェア Selling the Henoko Base and the Future of Okinawa: Propaganda, Government Plans and ‘Development’辺野古に基地を その売り込みと沖縄の未来 プロパガンダ、政府の計画、そして「開発」 Maki Sunagawa and Daniel Broudy on conservative efforts to sell Okinawa base expansion as "development". The Modern Girl as Militarist: Female Soldiers In and Beyond Japan’ Self-Defense Forces 軍国日本のモダンガール 女性自衛官と彼女たちをとりまく言説 Gender Equality in Japan: The Equal Employment Opportunity Law Revisited 日本における男女平等 雇用機会均等法再考