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Queer Eye’s Adaptation to Japanese Audiences
December 02, 2019

Queer Eye’s Adaptation to Japanese Audiences

By Layne Vandenberg and Emi Suzuki
Netflix’s Queer Eye: We’re in Japan! incorporates popular tropes of Japanese television to appeal to local viewers and address modern day issues.

Homeless Men Denied Shelter During Japan’s Typhoon Hagibis
October 17, 2019

Homeless Men Denied Shelter During Japan’s Typhoon Hagibis

By Thisanka Siripala
As Japan recovers from the worst storm in decades, reports of a Tokyo shelter rejecting homeless evacuees has sparked international outrage.
How Public Discourse Keeps the ‘Domestic’ and the ‘Foreign’ Separate in Japan
October 10, 2019

How Public Discourse Keeps the ‘Domestic’ and the ‘Foreign’ Separate in Japan

By Xiaochen Su
Caricatured images pervade Japanese portrayals and understanding of foreigners.

The 2020 Summer Games Can’t Save Japan
August 02, 2019

The 2020 Summer Games Can’t Save Japan

By Fumika Mizuno
The 2020 Games will wow and stun, but they will be no repeat of 1964.

Forbidden Ink: Japan’s Contentious Tattoo Heritage
October 04, 2016

Forbidden Ink: Japan’s Contentious Tattoo Heritage

By Jonathan DeHart
Despite an illustrious past and revered status overseas, Japanese tattoos have long struggled for acceptance at home.

Japan’s Emperor Hints at Abdication in Televised Address
August 08, 2016

Japan’s Emperor Hints at Abdication in Televised Address

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The ten-minute pre-recorded message was the second-ever televised address of the Emperor to the public.

Japan's Emperor Wants to Abdicate, But That May Require Legal Reforms
July 15, 2016

Japan's Emperor Wants to Abdicate, But That May Require Legal Reforms

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Emperor Akihito might want to abdicate, but other factors might prevent his wishes from coming to fruition.
Ruling Coalition Sweeps Japan Upper House Elections, Putting Constitutional Reform in Reach
July 11, 2016

Ruling Coalition Sweeps Japan Upper House Elections, Putting Constitutional Reform in Reach

By Ankit Panda
The latest election affirms Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's political dominance in Japan.

Abenomics, the Upper House Elections, and Japan's Political Future
June 18, 2016

Abenomics, the Upper House Elections, and Japan's Political Future

By Ankit Panda
Mina Pollmann joins Ankit Panda to discuss trends in Japanese politics before the July 2016 House of Councilors elections.

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