Announcing the Success of APJ’s Annual Fund-raising Campaign

Our goal: to raise $12,000 to publish the Journal and to carry out improvements in the design and functioning of our website. At a time when the international order is imploding with new conflicts erupting across the Asia-Pacific our work takes on new importance. We rely on readers, authors and supporters. Your support has allowed us to surpass $13,000 and we thank you for allowing us to continue to make the Journal freely available to all. The Asia-Pacific Journal is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. US Contributions are tax deductible. We are grateful to our supporters at all levels. If you missed the chance to contribute and wish to there's still time. By Paypal or credit card at our home page under Support Us.


An Artificial Heart
The Recent Merging of Anti-Okinawa and Anti-Korean Hate in the Japanese Mass Media
Japan and the United States: Reflections on War, Empire, Race and Culture
China’s Rising Profile in Latin America
Governance and the Cycle of Violence in Papua: The Nduga Crisis¹
A Multifaceted Fukushima—Trauma and Memory in Ōnobu Pelican’s Kiruannya and U-ko
A Famous Flower in Mountain Seclusion 山間の名花
“It Ain’t Over ‘Till It’s Over”: Reflections on the Okinawan Anti-Base Resistance
Will the Dormant Volcano Erupt Again? Mt. Paektu and Contemporary Sino-Korean Relations
China’s Long Term Trade and Currency Goals: The Belt & Road Initiative
Is Japan’s Foreign Workforce Really Growing Rapidly? Understanding the Government Statistics Behind the Myth
The Henoko Base Project: Okinawa’s Tamaki Government at the Brink
Violent Paternalism: On the Banality of Uyghur Unfreedom
More Reasons Why a New Base Must Not/Cannot Be Built at Henoko, Okinawa
Grappling with Clientelism: The Japanese State and Okinawa under Abe Shinzo
A New Governor and a New Era for Okinawa Reflections of an All-Okinawa Activist
South Korea’s Candlelight Revolution and the Future of the Korean Peninsula
Chinggis Khan on Film: Globalization, Nationalism, and Historical Revisionism
“Sold For 40 Yen”: Nishioka Tsutomu’s “Evidence” on the “Comfort Women” Proven Groundless
A War Against Garbage in Postwar Japan
China: The Emergence of the Petroyuan and the Challenge to US Dollar Hegemony
Touring the American empire of bases with the Marines
Civic Lawmaking: The Case of the Domestic Violence Movement in Japan
Performing Ethnic Harmony: The Japanese Government’s Plans for a New Ainu Law
Ghosts of Hiroshima
Hidaka Rokuro, 1917-2018 – The Life and Times of an Embattled Japanese Intellectual
The Volunteer: A story by Chō Chin-bo
The Sino-American Innovation Dilemma: A Conflict with Deep Roots and Tough Solutions
The Constitution Must Be Defended: Thoughts on the Constitution’s Role in Japan’s Postwar Democracy
Dissecting the Wave of Books on Nippon Kaigi, the Rightwing Mass Movement that Threatens Japan’s Future
The Oral History of a Japanese Soldier in Manchuria
Japan’s Integrated Approach to Human Security
“Education and Patriotism” (Kyōiku to aikoku). A Documentary
To Hell with Happy Endings! An Anti-School Manifesto
China’s Belt and Road as a Conduit for Clean Power Projects Around the World
Ecological civilization Politics and Governance in Hangzhou: New pathways to green urban development?
Lifting The Darkness: American and Vietnamese War Poets
A New Interpretation of the Bakufu’s Refusal to Open the Ryukyus to Commodore Perry¹
The Abe State and Okinawan Protest – High Noon 2018
Prologue to the Face of Jizo
Fukushima, Media, Democracy: The Promise of Documentary Film
Japan’s 3.11 Nuclear Disaster and the State of Exception: Notes on Kamanaka’s Interview and Two Recent Films
Household Registration and Suffrage in Post World War II Japan: The case of the Unregistered (Mukosekisha)
Justice Postponed: Ito Shiori and Rape in Japan
Olympic Dissent: Art, Politics, and the Tokyo Olympic Games of 1964 and 2020
Kandō Conservatism – “Moving” war narratives in Japanese online fan videos
“Grandfather Crocodile is my inspiration: Abé Barreto Soares, poetry and nation-building in Timor-Leste
“The Most Dangerous Base in the World”
Can Chinese Cities Leave the Car Behind? Gridlock, Pollution and the Future of Public Transportation
“Brought to You by Our Sponsors”: The TBS Adaptation of Ishiguro’s Novel Never Let Me Go