Japan Marks 100th Anniversary of the 1923 Kanto Massacre
By Thisanka Siripala
Campaigners fight to keep the massacre of ethnic Koreans in the spotlight, despite the government's disinterest in interrogating the dark history.
Before Abe: A Brief History of Political Assassinations in Japan
By Dmitry Filippov
The assassination of a political leader in Japan is rare today, but that wasn't always the case.
Ghosts of the Past in the LDP Presidential Election
By Taro Tsuda
The backgrounds and formative influences of the candidates are a particularly rich trove of information, given the powerful role of factional lineages and dynastic politics in Japan.
A 1936 Coup Attempt in Japan Holds Lessons for the US
By John D. Van Fleet
The February 26 Incident in Japan may prove a prescient parallel to the insurrection attempt at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Nagasaki, the Center of Catholicism in Japan, Prepares to Welcome Pope Francis
By Associated Press
From ‘Hidden Christians’ to the 1945 atomic bombing, Nagasaki’s Catholic community has a long and often tragic history.