Articles by Jeff Kingston

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Jeff Kingston is Director of Asian Studies and Professor of History at Temple University (Japan campus). He is 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). 

Most recently, he wrote The Politics of Religion, Nationalism and Identity (2019) and Japan (2019), edited Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan (2019, rev 2nd ed.) and Press Freedom in Contemporary Japan (2017)) and co-edited Press Freedom in Contemporary Asia (2019) and Japan’s Foreign Relations with Asia (2018).

His current research focuses on transitional justice and the politics of memory.

kingston@tuj.temple.edu


Abe Prioritized Olympics, Slowing Japan’s Pandemic Response
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Special Issue: Japan’s Olympic Summer Games - Past and Present, Part II (Table of Contents)
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Introduction to the Special Issue on Japan’s Olympic’s Summer Games -- Past and Present, Part II
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Special Issue: Japan’s Olympic Summer Games - Past and Present, Part I (Table of Contents)
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Introduction to the Special Issue on Japan’s Olympic’s Summer Games -- Past and Present, Part I
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Tokyo’s Diversity Olympics Dogged by Controversy
Renewing and Reframing Hiroshima
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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
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Testy Team Abe Pressures Media in Japan
Abe’s Nuclear Energy Policy and Japan’s Future
After 3.11: Imposing Nuclear Energy on a Skeptical Japanese Public
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Self-immolation Protests PM Abe Overturning Japan’s Pacifist Postwar Order
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Japanese Mass Media Buries Self-Immolation Protest Over Abe Government's Constitutional Coup
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Extremists Flourish in Abe's Japan
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