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X Peace & Pacifism
Japan’s Problematic Prefecture – Okinawa and the US-Japan Relationship
Japanese Elections: The Ghost of Constitutional Revision and Campaign Discourse
Okinawans Say “No Pasarán” to the U.S. Marines: A delegation to Washington asks the Obama administration to respect democracy
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
'Do we have peace now?' poem by Okinawa teen Chinen Masaru
Hanaoka Monogatari: The Massacre of Chinese Forced Laborers, Summer 1945 1945
Fukushima and the Crisis of Democracy: Interview with Murakami Tatsuya
Inferno on the Omotesando: The Great Yamanote Air Raid
Vietnam: Okinawa's Forgotten War
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
Saotome Katsumoto and the Firebombing of Tokyo: Introducing The Great Tokyo Air Raid
Tokyo 1960: Days of Rage & Grief: Hamaya Hiroshi’s Photos of the Anti-Security-Treaty Protests
Remembering Hiroshima and the Lucky Dragon in Chim↑Pom’s Level 7 feat. “Myth of Tomorrow”
Never Again: Hiroshima, Auschwitz and the Politics of Commemoration
Ending a Nuclear Threat via a Northwest Asia Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone
Labeled the reporter who “fabricated” the comfort woman issue: A Rebuttal
Storm Ahead: Okinawa's Outlook for 2015
Showa History, Rising Nationalism, and the Abe Government
'Distancing Acts': Private Mercenaries and the War on Terror in American Foreign Policy
Protest Art in 1950s Japan: The Forgotten Reportage Painters
Literature and The Trauma of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Reality through Fantasy: Miyazaki Hayao’s “Anime” Films
The Life and Death of Lafcadio Hearn: A 110-year perspective
The Japan-Korea Solidarity Movement in the 1970s and 1980s: From Solidarity to Reflexive Democracy
Constitutional Amendment is Out of the Question
The Myth of the 'Pacifist' Japanese Constitution
How Many Minutes to Midnight? On the Nuclear Era and Armageddon
Okinawa’s “Darkest Year”
Uprising: Music, youth, and protest against the policies of the Abe Shinzō government
Sōka Gakkai Founder, Makiguchi Tsunesaburō, A Man of Peace?
“War is a Crime”: Takenaka Shōgen and Buddhist Resistance in the Asia-Pacific War and Today
What Japan's Designated State Secrets Law Targets
Trial Support Groups Lobby for Japanese Prisoner Rights, Fight to Rectify Injustices
Changing Modes of Political Dialogue Across the Middle East and East Asia, 1880-2010
Critical New Stage in Japan’s Textbook Controversy
The San Francisco System: Past, Present, Future in U.S.-Japan-China Relations
Beyond the Bubble, Beyond Fukushima: Reconsidering the History of Postwar Japan
The Front Line in the Struggle for Democracy in Japan – Nago City, Okinawa
Bombs Bursting in Air: State and citizen responses to the US firebombing and Atomic bombing of Japan
The Origins of the Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute between China, Taiwan and Japan
Bitter Soup For Okinawans - The Governor’s Year-End Betrayal
Former Iwakuni Mayor Ihara Reflects on the Problem of US Bases in Japan
The Uncertain Future of a 'New Type' of US-China Relationship
Lavish are the Dead: Re-envisioning Japan's Korean War
Poison In Our Waters: A Brief Overview of the Proposed Militarization of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Introduction: The Continued Saga of the Henoko Base and Japan-US-Okinawa Relations
Okinawa - The Pentagon’s Toxic Junk Heap of the Pacific
The US Military Presence in Australia: Asymmetrical Alliance Cooperation and its Alternatives