October 11, 2019
Japan Mulls Mass Pardon of Petty Crimes to Mark New Emperor’s Enthronement
By Thisanka Siripala
The tradition of pardoning crimes in light of major imperial events brings into question the need for amnesty in the criminal justice system.
May 03, 2019
Will Japan’s Reign Change Mean a Peaceful End to Small Scale Rice Farming?
By Nicole L. Freiner
Rice agriculture has seen a massive decline during the Heisei era, what changes will the new Reiwa era bring?
August 15, 2015
Should the United States Be Blamed for Japan’s Historical Revisionism?
By Franz-Stefan Gady
In hindsight, exonerating Japan’s Emperor was a grave mistake.
April 27, 2015
Shinzo Abe’s Ill-Timed Speech
By Edward Jackfert
Addressing the U.S. Congress on Hirohito’s birthday is an insult to Pacific War veterans.