Category: Japan

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Walden Bello: Why Japan Can’t Come to Terms with its Past

There are a number of theories why war guilt has not taken hold in Japan

Rob Edwards: Fukushima legacy… 25,000 who cannot go home again

At least 25,000 people evacuated after the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan will never be able to go home

Hideki Yoshikawa: An Appeal from Okinawa to the US Congress

Futenma Marine Base Relocation and its Environmental Impact: U.S. Responsibility

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Jack Rasmus: The Global Jobs Crisis, Inequality, & the ‘Ghost’ of Keynes

Three global capitalist research institutes recently released reports documenting a growing ‘global jobs crisis’

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Samir Amin: The Return of Fascism in Contemporary Capitalism

It is not by chance that the very title of this contribution links the return of fascism on the political scene with the crisis of contemporary capitalism. Fascism is not synonymous with an authoritarian police regime that rejects the uncertainties of parliamentary electoral democracy. Fascism is a particular political response to the challenges with which Read more…

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Jack Rasmus: Central Bankers Deep in a Hole

This past week, central bankers of the capitalist advanced economies (AE) of the USA, Europe and Japan gathered in their annual meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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Phyllis Bennis: Hiroshima, Palestine, Iraq

Even before the most recent attacks, the UN had reported 90% of the water in Gaza – and there is very little available – is not fit for human consumption

H. Patricia Hynes: August 6 and 9: Launch of the Nuclear Age

Combined, these countries have 16,300 nuclear warheads

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David Swanson: Truman Lied, Hundreds of Thousands Died

When Truman lied to America that Hiroshima was a military base rather than a city full of civilians, people no doubt wanted to believe him

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Ariel Dorfman: How to Forgive Your Torturer

The River Kwai Passes Through Latin America and Washington

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