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X Demography & Identity
Japan's 1968: A Collective Reaction to Rapid Economic Growth in an Age of Turmoil
“All Japan” versus “All Okinawa” - Abe Shinzo’s Military-Firstism
Images of Suffering, Resilience and Compassion in Post 3/11 Japan
Citizenship and North Korea in the Zainichi Korean Imagination: The Art of Insook Kim ・
Komatsu, Smart Construction, Creative Destruction, and Japan’s Robot Revolution 、
Japan’s Resilient, Decarbonizing and Democratic Smart Communities
Fifty Years of the Shinkansen
Japan's Radical Energy Technocrats: Structural Reform Through Smart Communities, the Feed-in Tariff and Japanese-Style 'Stadtwerke' (FiT)Stadtwerke ()
Beyond reality – or – An illusory ideal: pro-nuclear Japan’s management of migratory flows in a nuclear catastrophe ――
Gender Equality in Japan: The Equal Employment Opportunity Law Revisited
So Happy to see Cherry Blossoms: Haiku from the Year of the Great Earthquake and Tsunami
Constitutional Amendment is Out of the Question
Jus Koseki: Household registration and Japanese citizenship
Limited Regular Employment and the Reform of Japan’s Division of Labor
Hidden Behind Tokyo: Japan's Rural Periphery
Worker-Intellectual Unity: Suicide, trans-border sociological intervention, and the Foxconn-Apple connection
Migrant Workers’ Children and China’s Future: The Educational Divide
Beyond the Bubble, Beyond Fukushima: Reconsidering the History of Postwar Japan
Mind the Gap: 3.11 and the Information Vulnerable
Are You Coming to the Matsuri?: Tsunami Recovery and Folk Performance Culture on Iwate's Rikuch Coast
Separate and Unequal: The Remedial Japanese Language Classroom as an Ethnic Project
The politics of global production: Apple, Foxconn and China's new working class
Dances of Memory, Dances of Oblivion: The Politics of Performance in Contemporary Okinawa
Japanese Colonial Cartography: Maps, Mapmaking, and the Land Survey in Colonial Korea
Yonaguni: Dilemmas of a Frontier Island in the East China Sea
China’s Green Power Experiment: Whither the Environment?−−?
Becoming “Chinese”—But What “Chinese”?—in Southeast Asia−−
Social Media, Information and Political Activism in Japan’s 3.11 Crisis311
Japan’s Economy in 2012: Multiple Challenges2012−−
After The Media Has Gone: Fukushima, Suicide and the Legacy of 3.113.11
Power Politics: Japan’s Resilient Nuclear Village
Indignez-Vous! ‘Fukushima,’ New Media and Anti-Nuclear Activism in Japan!
Fukushima and Okinawa – the “Abandoned People,” and Civic Empowerment−−
Harmonizing Cars and Humans in Japan’s Era of Mass Automobility
The Current Status of Green Growth in Korea: Energy and Urban Security−−
Amartya Sen's Capability Approach, Democratic Governance and Japan’s Fukushima Disaster
Tunneling Through Nationalism: The Phenomenology of a Certain Nationalist-
The Hidden Face of Disaster: 3.11, the Historical Structure and Future of Japan’s Northeast―― •Japanese text available
Geographies of Self and Other: Mapping Japan through the Koseki−−
The Past Matters: Lessons From History and From Japan’s March 11 Earthquake and Tsunami−−311
Exodus to North Korea Revisited: Japan, North Korea, and the ICRC in the “Repatriation” of Ethnic Koreans from Japan−−
Back from the Brink: A city in ruins looks to the future−−
Communities Struggle to Rebuild Shattered Lives on Japan's Coast
China-Korea Culture Wars and National Myths: TV Dramas as Battleground−−
The Chinese State, Incomplete Proletarianization and Structures of Inequality in Two Epochs
Class and Work in Cultural Capitalism: Japanese Trends−−
Ethnic Identity, Culture, and Race: Japanese and Nikkei at Home and Abroad−−
Debt, Networks and Reciprocity: Undocumented Migration from Fujian to Japan
Can Japanese Agriculture Overcome Dependence and Decline?
Between Migrant and Minjung: The Changing Face of Migrant Cultural Activism in Korea()−−