Subscription & Fundraising Drive Summer 2020

The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus is a reader-supported journal. We invite your support at a time when the Asia-Pacific and our world is being turned upside down by the combination of US-China conflict in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic coinciding with economic, political, climate and nuclear crisis. $12,000 is our goal for the present drive.

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From Hiroshima to Hollywood: How Pressure from Leslie Groves and President Truman Sabotaged the First Movie About the Bomb
The Reality of the “Right to Counsel” in Japan and the Lawyers’ Campaign to Change It
Japan’s Marital System Reform: The Fūfubessei Movement for Individual Rights
This Will Still Be True Tomorrow: “Fukushima Ain’t Got the Time for Olympic Games”: Two Texts on Nuclear Disaster and Pandemic
The Origins and Plight of Sensō Koji (War Orphans) in Postwar Japan
Crash Landing on You and North Korea: Representation and Reception in the Age of K-Drama
Against the Storm: How Japanese printworkers resisted the military regime, 1935-1945
New Film Explores U.S. Suppression of Key Footage from Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Cold War Panic and the Korean War Film: From Bamboo Spears to Body Snatchers
The Quality of Emperorship in 21st Century Japan: Reflections on the Reiwa Accession
Japan’s Streets of Rage: The 1960 US-Japan Security Treaty Uprising and the Origins of Contemporary Japan
Japan’s Integration of All-Hazard Resilience and Covid-19 Countermeasures
Oil Price Wars, Covid-19 Havoc and the Evolving US-China Trade War
Hong Kong in 2020: Pandemic, Protest and Great Power Rivalry
Tracing Individual Perceptions of Media Credibility in Post-3.11 Japan
Damming the Mekong: China, Laos, Cambodia and the fate of Tonle Sap Lake
Is There Left Populism in Japan? The Case of Reiwa Shinsengumi
Japanese Religious Responses to COVID-19: A Preliminary Report
PM Abe’s Floundering Pandemic Leadership
The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and Civil Actions as a Social Movement