September 27, 2022
Abe’s Militaristic Funeral Captures Japan’s Internal Divisions
By Foster Klug
20,000 police officers and more than 1,000 soldiers were on patrol as thousands of protesters took to the streets.
September 01, 2022
Jennifer Lind on Abe Shinzo and Japanese Nationalism
By Catherine Putz
The LDP hosts a “constant struggle between people who favor more moderate patriotism and versus those favoring a more extreme nationalism. We see this not only in the LDP but within Abe himself.”
February 02, 2022
Japan’s Nationalist Firebrand Ishihara Shintaro Dies at 89
By Mari Yamaguchi
An avowed nationalist who advocated that Japan abandon its pacifist postwar constitution, Ishihara was never far from controversy.
May 17, 2019
The Heisei Paradox: Emperor Akihito and Japan’s Nationalist Regression
By Edward Danks
The paradox of a pacifist emperor amid rising nationalism politically is likely to continue in the Reiwa era.
June 22, 2018
Why Steve Bannon Admires Japan
By Reto Hofmann
In Japan, populist and extreme right-wing nationalism has found a home within the political establishment.
April 16, 2018
Using Education to Make Japan Great Again?
By Richard Solomon
The rise of authoritarian tendencies in Japanese schools is a worrying trend.
July 11, 2017
Why Trump Supporters Admire Japan
By Sakari Mesimäki
A pro-Trump Reddit community may show the future for an unembarrassed, nationalistic Japan.
September 28, 2016
Japanese Vs. Chinese Exceptionalism
By John Darwin Van Fleet
Japan and China have more in common than they realize -- including their particular strain of nationalism.
June 15, 2015
Japan and China: 'Intimate Rivals'
By Mina Pollmann
An interview with Sheila Smith, author of Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China.
October 17, 2014
Japanese Nationalists Target Foreign Welfare Recipients
By Clint Richards
The former governor of Tokyo wants to give long-term residents an ultimatum.