Harvard history professor Daniel Botsman discusses the progress and plight of Japan's Burakumin under Meiji rule.
Tactics, not issues, were key to the LDP's landslide win in Japan, argues UCLA Professor Emeritus Hans Baerwald.
UCLA professor Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei speaks out on the sometimes frightful, but mostly delightful, process behind her landmark book, Unspeakable Acts: The Avant-Garde Theatre of Terayama Shuji and Postwar Japan.
Recently appointed Terasaki Chair Thomas Rimer discusses U.S.-Japan relations, cultural diversity, and integration.
In an excerpt from a longer Chicago Tribute opinion piece, UCLA professor Sanford M. Jacoby argues that Japan's economy is back on track.
William M. Tsutsui (Univ. of Kansas) explores the role of the Godzilla film series in popular culture
Journalist Sam Jameson sees banks as weakest point in shaky recovery.
Lynne Miyake (Pomona College) dissects comic-book adaptations of the classical novel Genji monogatari
Dr. Takeyuki Tsuda (UC San Diego) asks: Are Japanese Brazilian Migrants in Japan a Transnational Community?
UCLA Anthropologist reports that one injured woman in seven who is hospitalized in Japan is the victim of spousal violence, while 100,000 women a year are imported as sex workers from poor Asian countries.
Yoichi Funabashi, chief diplomatic correspondent of the prestigious Asahi Shimbun, points to resistance to reform among his country's leaders, need to reassess Japanese identity.
Japan is quietly developing a powerhouse of related technologies in the entertainment industry that will give the Americans a run for their money.
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