Articles by Jeff Kingston

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Jeff Kingston is Director of Asian Studies, Temple University (Japan Campus) and a Japan Focus associate. He is the author of “Burma’s Despair,” Critical Asian Studies, 40:1 (March 2008), 3-43, several recent articles on East Timor, and Japan’s Quiet Transformation: Social Change and Civil Society in the 21st Century (Routledge, 2004). He also is the editor of Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan: Response and Recovery after Japan’s 3/11, Routledge 2012. He is the author of Contemporary Japan. (2ndedition), London:Wiley 2013 and Nationalism in Asia: A History Since 1945 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016). 

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Nationalism in the Abe Era
The Japan Lobby and Public Diplomacy
Japanese University Humanities and Social Sciences Programs Under Attack
SEALDs: Students Slam Abe’s Assault on Japan’s Constitution
Abe’s Nuclear Energy Policy and Japan’s Future
After 3.11: Imposing Nuclear Energy on a Skeptical Japanese Public
Japan's Nuclear Village
Mismanaging Risk and the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis
Power Politics: Japan’s Resilient Nuclear Village
Ousting Kan Naoto: The Politics of Nuclear Crisis and Renewable Energy in Japan−−
Justice on Trial: Japanese Prosecutors Under Fire
The Nuclear Age at 64: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Struggle to End Nuclear Proliferation
After the Whirlwind: Post-Nargis Burma, the 2010 Elections and Prospects for Reform
Nanjing's Massacre Memorial: Renovating War Memory in Nanjing and Tokyo
Japan's Nuclear Disaster and Plans to Export Reactors to Indonesia
Convulsions of Nation-Building: Violence-ridden East Timor on the eve of elections
East Timor's Search for Justice and Reconciliation
Peace or Justice? East Timor's Troubled Road
Compensating Colonial Lepers, Slave Laborers and Hibakusha: Troubling Legacies and Evolving Standards of Postcolonial Justice in Japan
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