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The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus
In-depth critical analysis of the forces shaping the Asia-Pacific...and the world.
Hao Tan, John A. Mathews, Jousting with James Hansen: China building a renewables powerhouse
Mar. 26, 2014:
John Mathews and Hao Tan offer a rebuttal to leading climate scientist James Hanson.
Hao Tan, John A. Mathews, Jousting with James Hansen: China building a renewables powerhouse
Mar. 26, 2014:
John Mathews and Hao Tan offer a rebuttal to leading climate scientist James Hanson.
Nick Turse, Misremembering America’s Asian Wars: The Pentagon’s Latest “Mission Accomplished” Moment
Mar. 18, 2014:
Nick Turse on American violence in Asia, past, present, and future.
Noam Chomsky, The Revenge of History: Chomsky on Japan, China, the United States, and the Threat of Conflict in Asia 歴史の復習 チョムスキー、日中米とアジアにおける対立の恐れを語る
Mar. 02, 2014:
David McNeill interviews Noam Chomsky on the stresses in international relations in East Asia and the role of the United States in the region's conflicts.
Jon Mitchell, U.S. Military Parents on Okinawa Demand Truth About Toxic Contamination Near Base Schools 在沖米軍基地内小中学校 保護者近辺の毒物汚染の実情を要求
Feb. 23, 2014:
Jon Mitchell follws demands by American parents on Okinawa for an investigation into toxic contamination near US bases.
Asia-Pacific Journal Feature, David vs. Goliath: Resisting the Denial of the Nanking Massacre ダビデ対ゴリアテ 南京虐殺否定に抗する
Feb. 21, 2014:
Joseph Essertier and Ono Masami mark the second anniversary of Nagoya Mayor Kawamura Takashi's Nanking Massacre denial and assess the continuing climate of denialism under Prime Minister Abe.
Michael Penn, "Two Elections and Japan's Most Unwanted Base" and "A Democratic Victory in Nago, Okinawa" UPDATE 2/13 "Democracy, Do Not Die!" 選挙二つと沖縄の最もやっかいな基地、民主主義よ、死ぬな!
Feb. 09, 2014:
C. Douglas Lummis on Nago City's mayoral election and Michael Penn's Shingetsu News video on the victory of Nago Mayor Inamine Susumu.
C. Douglas Lummis, "Two Elections and Japan's Most Unwanted Base" and "A Democratic Victory in Nago, Okinawa" UPDATE 2/13 "Democracy, Do Not Die!" 選挙二つと沖縄の最もやっかいな基地、民主主義よ、死ぬな!
Feb. 09, 2014:
C. Douglas Lummis on Nago City's mayoral election and Michael Penn's Shingetsu News video on the victory of Nago Mayor Inamine Susumu.
Sven Saaler, Could Hosokawa Morihiro’s political comeback restore sanity to Japanese politics? 細川政界復帰、日本の政局に常識の復活をもたらし得るか
Jan. 26, 2014:
Sven Saaler on the importance of historical memory for the upcoming Tokyo gubernatorial election.
Linda Hoaglund, The State Secrets Act, Independent Film and the Kidnapping of Kim Dae-jung 特定秘密保護方、独立映画制作、そして金大中誘拐事件
Jan. 20, 2014:
Linda Hoaglund introduces a piece by film director Sakamoto Junji drawing parallels between his film KT - a political thriller based on the 1973 kidnapping of Kim Dae-jung - adn the current Japanese State Secrets Act
C. Douglas Lummis, The Great Betrayal 大いなる裏切り
Jan. 13, 2014:
C. Douglas Lummis on Okinawa Governor Nakaima's betrayal of campaign promises in his deal with the Abe government.
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