Koichi Nakano, Sophia University, Tokyo - TOKYO — Last month, when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan dissolved Parliament and called a snap election for Oct. 22, he seemed to be making the decision from a position of strength. The opposition was in disarray, and his popularity ratings were picking up again, his hawkishness apparently vindicated by North Korea’s mounting … [Read more...] about The Death of Liberalism in Japan
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Compiled and translated by Sung-Hee Choi, activist against the U.S. naval base on Jeju. Fwd: [Oct. 14][Busan] "US troops Go back home!" Cry in the party venue for the US navy (from No Naval Base on Jeju) The Busan Haeundae grand hotel is where movie directors and actors/actress used to stay together whenever there is the Busan international film festival … [Read more...] about 미군 파티장에서 벌어진 반미시위
本田望 - 北朝鮮との軍事衝突の危機が高まるなか、米国のトランプ大統領は北朝鮮との交渉はむだだといい、安倍晋三首相はさらにかえって逆効果だと強く主張しています。しかしながら、彼らはその主張の実の根拠を示していないようです。 Amid rising tensions between the US and North Korea, President Donald Trump insists that negotiation with North Korea is useless, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is certain that more talk would only make things worse, but they don't offer any … [Read more...] about 本当に全面的に北朝鮮だけが悪いのか？最悪の事態は絶対に避けなくては! Are we sure it’s all North Korea’s fault? We must prevent war!
A Conversation with Maedomari Hironori, Professor of Economics and Environmental Policy, Okinawa International University by John Junkman, Film Director, Okinawa: The Afterburner John Junkerman (JJ): I want to hear your thoughts about the history and policies that lie behind the present situation of the US bases on Okinawa, but first, could you tell us what you thought of … [Read more...] about Base Dependency and Okinawa’s Prospects: Behind the Myths
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