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All Okinawa Goes to Washington – The Okinawan Appeal to the American Government and People
Opening the Door to Peace on the Korean Peninsula: Women Cross DMZ
Japan's 1968: A Collective Reaction to Rapid Economic Growth in an Age of Turmoil
Tokyo 1960: Days of Rage & Grief: Hamaya Hiroshi’s Photos of the Anti-Security-Treaty Protests
Introduction: Art and Activism in Post-Disaster Japan
Fukushima, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Maralinga
Imaging Disaster: Tokyo and the Visual Culture of Japan’s Great Earthquake of 1923
Citizenship and North Korea in the Zainichi Korean Imagination: The Art of Insook Kim ・
Labeled the reporter who “fabricated” the comfort woman issue: A Rebuttal
Storm Ahead: Okinawa's Outlook for 2015
China’s Global Dam Builder at a Crossroads
Confucius Institutes: Academic Malware
Gender Equality in Japan: The Equal Employment Opportunity Law Revisited
Police Surveillance of Muslims and Human Rights in Japan
An Appeal from Okinawa to the US Congress. Futenma Marine Base Relocation and its Environmental Impact:: U.S. Responsibility
Korean Film Companies in U.S. Occupied Japan: Imagining an Independent Korea
The Japan-Korea Solidarity Movement in the 1970s and 1980s: From Solidarity to Reflexive Democracy
Time for the U.S. to Engage North Korea
Okinawa’s “Darkest Year”
Uprising: Music, youth, and protest against the policies of the Abe Shinzō government
Political Protest in Interwar Japan--Part II
Japan's Secrecy Law and International Standards
Trial Support Groups Lobby for Japanese Prisoner Rights, Fight to Rectify Injustices
War by Other Means: The Violence of North Korean Human Rights
Japan’s 2013 State Secrecy Act -- The Abe Administration’s Threat to News Reporting
Addressing Japan’s ‘Comfort Women’ Issue From an Academic Standpoint
Distorting Democracy: Politics by Public Security in Contemporary South Korea [UPDATE]
Beyond the Bubble, Beyond Fukushima: Reconsidering the History of Postwar Japan
Safecast or the Production of Collective Intelligence on Radiation Risks after 3.11
Introduction: The Continued Saga of the Henoko Base and Japan-US-Okinawa Relations
Can Abenomics Cope With Environmental Disaster?
A New State Secrecy Law for Japan?
Music in Japanese Antinuclear Demonstrations: The Evolution of a Contentious Performance Model
Mission Impossible. What Future Fukushima?
‘Sweetening’ the Pentagon’s Deal in the Marianas: From Guam to Pagan
Sports, Motherhood, and the Female Body in Contemporary Japan
Uncomfortable Questions in the Wake of Nuclear Accidents at Fukushima and Chernobyl
Rethinking the Prospects for Korean Democracy in Light of the Sinking of the Cheonan and North-South Conflict
Human Rights, Memory and Reconciliation: Korea-Japan Relations
Japan’s Rightward Swing and the Tottori Prefecture Human Rights Ordinance
Okinawans Facing a Year of Trial: the Okinawa-Japan-US Relationship and the East China Sea
The US Military, Green Energy, and the SPIDERS at Pearl Harbor
The Pandora’s Box of Sovereignty Conflicts: Far-reaching regional consequences of Japan’s nationalization of the Senkakus
Abe Shinzo: Japan’s New Prime Minister a Far-Right Denier of History
Proposals for Japan and the ROK to Resolve the “Comfort Women” Issue: Creating trust and peace in light of international law
Toward Resolution of the Comfort Women Issue—The 1000th Wednesday Protest in Seoul and Japanese Intransigence
What is Required for a New Society and Politics: The Potential of Japanese Civil Society
Local Economies and the Future of Environmental Sustainability in Japan and Asia: Osaka and Kitakyushu
Life-world: Beyond Fukushima and Minamata
Thyroid Cancer in Fukushima: Science Subverted in the Service of the State