This SNA Speakeasy features Kazuto Suzuki on the theme of “Security Implications of the Japan Space Program”
Japanese parodist Mad Amano explains the purpose of political parody and describes Shinzo Abe’s efforts to suppress his work.
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The Covid-19 crisis became a dominating issue for the world, and Japan is no exception.
This SNA Speakeasy features Koichi Nakano on the theme of “Covid Countermeasures and Japanese Politics.”
Changhua is a county of contradictions. It’s Taiwan’s largest by population but doesn’t have a single department store. It’s full of farms and conservative values, and will also be home to Taiwan’s only legal red-light district if local councilors get their way.
On June 15, Defense Minister Taro Kono announced a suspension of the deployment of the Aegis Ashore missile interception system—a suspension that ten days later became a cancellation. The progression from deciding to deploy Aegis Ashore, to cancelling it, to considering alternatives, reveals policy formation fraught with dysfunction.
How bad does it have to get? I’m talking about Japan’s cruelty and meanness towards its Non-Japanese residents. How bad before people think to step in and stop it? With Covid-19, we might have an answer.
This SNA Speakeasy features Jeremy Morley on the theme of “Parental Child Abduction in Japanese Law.”
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the first half of July 2020.