Forty-four years ago Yukio Mishima, arguably Japan's greatest modern author, committed ritual suicide in a public protest against the nation's pacifist constitution. Many rejected him as a madman. Many attempts to toughen Japan's military role as ... Sydney Morning Herald, 3 weeks ago
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Midway through the second act of the opera Rokumeikan, Countess Asako, the wife of Count Kageyama, the conservative government leader, turns to her former lover Einosuke Kiyohara, who heads the progressive opposition party, and emotes in song: No, ...Japan Times, 1 month ago NNTT reprises hit 'Rokumeikan' opera based on Mishima play Japan Times, 1 month ago
July 8, 2014 12:57 PM JST The Tama Reien cemetery, which straddles the cities of Fuchu and Koganei in Tokyo, is one of eight metropolitan government-run cemeteries and a good place to take a break while cycling because you can enjoy a nice ...The Japan News, 3 days ago
Japanese and foreign high school students had the honor of winning prestigious awards at a ceremony for the 15th International High School Arts Festival at a Tokyo hotel July 5. The festival represents one of the largest international art ...Japan Times, 1 week ago
Japan Cuts begins today at Japan Society in New York City! This year's festival has everything such as dumb ass undercover agents, samurai with cats, peeping toms who likes to witness the misfortunes of elderly people, group sex, deranged filmmakers ...Examiner.com, 2 weeks ago Japan Mulls a Self-Defense Force American Spectator, 3 weeks ago Abe's security shift faces public uproar Korea Herald, 3 weeks ago Japan pushes with military reform Oman Observer, 3 weeks ago
Yellow Magic Orchestra co-founder to halt performances to treat mesopharyngeal carcinoma 62-year-old world-renowned composer Ryuichi Sakamoto is completely suspending his musical performances, so he can devote himself to the treatment of ...Anime News Network, 2 weeks ago
Photo via drumsofprotest.blogspot.com On Sunday afternoon, June 29, 2014, at Shinjuku Station in central Tokyo, a man set himself on fire. Photographs and videos posted online by witnesses show, in graphic detail, a middle-aged figure in a suit ...Dissent Magazine, 2 weeks ago Self-immolation Protests PM Abe Overturning Japan's Pacifist Postwar Order Japan Focus, 2 weeks ago Man sets self afire in Tokyo in apparent protest Philippine Daily Inquirer, 3 weeks ago Tokyo man sets self on fire to protest Japan military policy CBC, 3 weeks ago
, the Article 9 Association marks its tenth anniversary, more than ever embattled and determined. As illustrated by Alexis Dudden's recent article on this site, The Nomination of Article 9 of Japan's Constitution for a Nobel Peace Prize, business ...Japan Focus, 3 weeks ago
There has been no period in the history of modern Japanese society so dramatic and so remarkably tumultuous and fluid as the Meiji Era (1868-1912), and no single work of fiction more revelatory in its depiction of that period than Ogai Mori's The ...Japan Times, 4 weeks ago
The Yomiuri Shimbun A love story that distinguished Japanologist Donald Keene started writing more than half a century ago but ultimately abandoned to focus on his Japan studies was found in 2012 in his New York home as he was preparing to move to ...The Japan News, 4 weeks ago
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