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The Complicated Legacy of Shinzo Abe

Abe’s most cherished goal was to revise Japan’s ‘pacifist’ constitution; a goal he never achieved.

Fukushima: Should we reconsider nuclear power?

The past weeks marked both the 51st Earth Day and the 35th anniversary of the disaster at Chernobyl. There is perhaps no better time to consider the use of nuclear power and the collective, shared responsibility of humans towards the earth. If lessons can be taken from the past, authorities that are willing to put political and economic benefits above environmental impact and human lives must be questioned and held to account. It is important to realise that nuclear power only provides a short-term solution despite its economic attractiveness.

Olympic Games 2021: what’s in store?

CW // Sexism There is worldwide anticipation presently as the cancelled 2020 Summer Olympics which were set for last year have been given the green...

Don’t knock Wagamama’s anglicised katsu curry

I am the human equivalent of a Greggs Katsu Curry bake

Remembering ‘Comfort Women’, survivors of atrocities the world didn’t know about until 1991

On 14th August, Oxford marked the anniversary of the truth about Japanese sex slavery during WWII being revealed to the world.

Whales: cultural traditions vs conservative concerns

Japan’s withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission must be seen in the light of our own environmental decisions

The Great Wave Review – ‘a complete clash of cultures, identities, and outlooks’

Indhu Rubasingham's revealing production about a dark part of Japanese cultural history is relevant and immensely human

The everyday art of living

Ramani Chandramohan is enthralled by the creativity behind Japan’s cities and homes, explored in the BBC documentary, The Art of Japanese Life

Letter from abroad: Kobe

Matt Day talks nature and modernity living side by side in Kobe

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