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Anti-emperor protest in Kichijōji, west Tokyo, draws ultra-nationalist anger

Kichijōji is a placid, well-to-do area in one of the wealthier suburbs of west Tokyo. It remains best known for its expansive park and Studio Ghibli museum. But one Sunday afternoon, as couples and families gathered to enjoy the autumn … Continue reading

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Himeyuri no Tō, 1975: The Memorial that Nearly Killed a Crown Prince

The Inland Sea is perhaps my favourite book about Japan. Donald Richie’s journey might well be around “Japan’s Mediterranean” — does it still merit the epithet? — but I find some of his observations strike me regardless of geography. In … Continue reading

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