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REMINDER: The deadline for the 2019 Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize competition is soon approaching. Translations should be submitted by the deadline of August 1, 2019. The 2018 prizes were awarded to Dawn Lawson for Nakajima Shōen’s A Famous Flower in Mountain Seclusion (Sankan no meika, 1889) and to Max Zimmerman for the short story, “An Artificial Heart” (Jinkō Shinzō, 1936) by Kosakai Fuboku. For further information please see the Cornell Asian Studies Department website.

From Singapore to Hanoi and Beyond: How (Not) to Build Peace between the U.S. and North Korea
The Nation That Never Rests: Japan’s Debate Over Work-Life Balance and Work that Kills
The FOIA and the Study of US Policy on Okinawa and Japan
An Open Letter to Emperor Akihito:
For establishing a genuine democracy in Japan
Globalizing China: Confucius Institutes and the Paradoxes of Authenticity and Modernity
Abdication, Succession and Japan’s Imperial Future: An Emperor’s Dilemma
Kanto Loam Stories: Looking for 3.11 in Tokyo Today
Every day except Sundays, holidays and typhoon days, Okinawans confront the US military at Henoko, site of a planned new base
Hesitant Heritage: U.S. Bases on Okinawa and Japan’s Flawed Bid for Yambaru Forest World Heritage Status
The Mutual Gaze of Okinawans and Zainichi Koreans in Post-War Japan: From 1945 to the 1972 Okinawa Reversion
Amidst War’s Devastation: How a Ten-year-old Girl Barely Survived the Battle of Okinawa
Reinventing the Japan Times: How Japan’s oldest English-language newspaper tacked right: Updated
Rethinking Early Ryukyuan History
A “Necessary Evil”? Keeping Women Out of Medical Schools Won’t Fix What Ails the Japanese Medical Profession
Hara Castle: Ishimure Michiko's Historical Novel on the 17th Century Shimabara Rebellion and the Massacre of Christians
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Introduction: Dark Tourism and the History of Imperial and Contemporary Japan
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Memorializing Wartime Emigration from Japan to China: Local Narratives and State Power in Two Countries
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Contested Pilgrimage: Shikoku Henro and Dark Tourism
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From “Convict” to “Victim”: Commemorating Laborers on Hokkaido’s Central Road
Indonesia’s 2019 Elections: Democracy Consolidated?
A Marxist Sherlock Holmes: Itō Ken and the Proletarian Detective in 1920s Shanghai
Abe's Military Base Plan for Okinawa Sinking in Mayonnaise: Implications for the U.S. Court and IUCN
North Korea as a Small Great Power
The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and the Tokyo Olympics
A Call to End Human Rights Abuses at Japanese Immigrant Detention Centers: Twenty-five years of Grassroots Advocacy at Ushiku Detention Center: 入管収容施設の人権障害を許さない 牛久入管への面会行動を続けて25年
Blowing the whistle on sexual violence by Hirokawa Ryuichi, a prominent Japanese human rights journalist
Remembering the Grandmothers: The International Movement to Commemorate the Survivors of Militarized Sexual Abuse in the Asia-Pacific War
The New ‘Heart of Darkness’: Exploring Images of Africa in Wolf Warrior 2 (2017)
Better City, Better Life? Urban Modernity at the Shanghai Expo
After Withdrawal from the IWC: The Future of Japanese Whaling
The Unmaking of an American
GI, Veteran, and POW Voices of Conscience: Recovering the Voices of GI Resistance to the War in Vietnam
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