Category: Japan

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Dave Zirin: The Human Costs of the Pandemic Olympics

The Tokyo Games should be a warning to potential Olympic hosts everywhere. The 2020 Olympics are unfolding like the nightmare scenario so many medical officials predicted

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Juan Cole: Under Pressure from Biden, Japan pledges to double target for Renewables in energy mix by 2030

To the extent that Biden is exerting this pressure on US allies, he is playing a pivotal role in our global turn to renewables

C. Douglas Lummis: ‘We Won’t Quit Until We Stop It’

Despite the pandemic, US-backed ravaging of Okinawa continues. So does the people’s direct action

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Kathy Kelly: Reversal

Today, the seventy-fifth anniversary of the atomic attack on Hiroshima, should be a day for quiet introspection

Paul Ham: Did the Atomic Bomb End the Pacific War?

The use of the atomic weapon must be seen as a continuation and a start: the nuclear continuation of the conventional terror bombing of Japanese civilians, and the start of a new “cold war.”

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John Pilger: Another Hiroshima is coming — unless we stop it now

Modern China’s epic achievements, its defeat of mass poverty, and the pride and contentment of its people (measured forensically by American pollsters such as Pew) are willfully unknown or misunderstood in the West. This alone is a commentary on the lamentable state of Western journalism and the abandonment of honest reporting

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Vijay Prashad: There Must Be Bones Under the Paved Street

Withdrawal from the INF treaty is only one sign of danger. Another is that the various nuclear powers – led by the United States – have once more placed their nuclear weapons at the heart of their military strategy

Annina Claesson: Japan’s protestors puncture the Western myth of political consensus

Activism is alive and well in Japan, despite a media narrative of a depoliticised society

Joseph Essertier: “Henoko, the Latest Sacrifice Zone of the US-Japan Military Alliance”

For the last for 20 years the Uchinā people have successfully held their ground against Tokyo’s efforts to construct a base there

Michael H. Fox: Plea Bargains and Wrongful Convictions

A Lesson from Japan

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