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A Week of False Ballistic Missile Alerts: From Japan to Hawaii
January 17, 2018

A Week of False Ballistic Missile Alerts: From Japan to Hawaii

By Ankit Panda
What should we make of two disconcerting mistakes in Japan and Hawaii?

Japanese Public Broadcaster Wins Acclaim in China for World War II Documentary
August 17, 2017

Japanese Public Broadcaster Wins Acclaim in China for World War II Documentary

By Charlotte Gao
Japan's NHK broadcasted a program on the crimes committed by Japanese Unit 731 during World War II.
NHK Ignores Tokyo Self-Immolation
July 01, 2014

NHK Ignores Tokyo Self-Immolation

By Kyla Ryan
A man sets himself on fire in protest at Abe’s policies. But that’s not news for NHK.

Shinzo Abe’s Biggest Enemy: the LDP
April 14, 2014

Shinzo Abe’s Biggest Enemy: the LDP

By Shunsuke Hirose
Internal party discord shows the narrative of Japan’s rightward shift under Abe is not as simple as it might appear.

Japan: A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing
April 09, 2014

Japan: A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing

By Robert Dujarric
The Japanese government seems not to understand how its country is perceived overseas.

Three Hypotheses on Korea’s Intense Resentment of Japan
March 13, 2014

Three Hypotheses on Korea’s Intense Resentment of Japan

By Robert E. Kelly
Another perspective on the troubled relations of the East Asian neighbors.

Education & Media are Fanning the Flames in Asia
February 19, 2014

Education & Media are Fanning the Flames in Asia

By Shunsuke Hirose
A troubling consensus in East Asia: Japan is unrepentant, and China and South Korea will never forgive - so why bother?
NHK and Abe’s Agenda
February 08, 2014

NHK and Abe’s Agenda

By Henry Laurence
Disturbing statements by the new head of Japan’s national broadcaster raise questions about its future role.

NHK Governor: Nanjing Massacre ‘Never Happened’
February 07, 2014

NHK Governor: Nanjing Massacre ‘Never Happened’

By Shannon Tiezzi
Naoki Hyakuta's controversial remarks only add fuel to the fire of China-Japan tensions.

Mamoru Samuragochi: “Japan’s Beethoven” Confesses to Using Ghost Composer
February 05, 2014

Mamoru Samuragochi: “Japan’s Beethoven” Confesses to Using Ghost Composer

By J.T. Quigley
Samuragochi hired someone to write songs used in popular video games and an iconic Hiroshima tribute

Head of Japan’s NHK: Broadcaster Should Support Senkaku Claim
January 27, 2014

Head of Japan’s NHK: Broadcaster Should Support Senkaku Claim

By J.T. Quigley
Katsuto Momii also called international anger over Japan’s wartime brothels “puzzling.”
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