Since the 1990s, US society has been drawing into two broad camps, which for simplicity’s sake we will call the Reds and the Blues. This year, the polarization between them has reached a new level of passion and intensity. If this polarization descends entirely into a civil war—and the November 2020 elections could very well be a trigger for such a scenario—history suggests that the initial victory would be decisively in favor of the Red fascists.
This SNA Speakeasy features Kaleb James on the theme of “Tokyo Live Music Under Covid-19.”
Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu was successfully recalled.
Campaigners for the removal of Kaohsiung’s mayor in an unprecedented vote on Saturday have linked their fight to get rid of the populist, China-friendly Han Kuo-yu with Hong Kong protesters’ fight for democracy.
This SNA Speakeasy features Gregory Starr on the theme of “The FCCJ Olympic Logo Controversy.”
This SNA Speakeasy features Patrick Newell on the theme of “Where to Cut, Keep, Create Our Future.”
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the last half of May 2020.
The work shutdown in the wake of the April 7, 2020, emergency declaration hit one group particularly hard: students working part-time gigs.
In this space the SNA will provide links to various English-language online resources that have emerged tracking the Covid-19 crisis in Japan.