The “meat paradox” is when people love eating meat but don’t like the thought of killing of animals. On a daily basis, the industrial livestock production industry manages this dissonant experience by keeping a low public profile, filling the shelves of local markets with meat, but keeping the eyes of the Japanese public sheltered from the realities of how those products arrived there.
2017 was a year unlike any other in Japan in the sense that it witnessed repeated public demonstrations by concerned Americans against the new president of their own country.
Police in Hyogo Prefecture carry out a questionable raid on a leftist newspaper, while the mainstream Japanese media remains silent.
Japanese anti-racism activists hold memorial at Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo for Heather Heyer, the victim of a deadly attack in Charlottesville.
Americans and Japanese protest in Tokyo against white supremacists shortly after Charlottesville tragedy.
Haruo Ozaki, Chairman of the Tokyo Medical Association, calls for local governments to act against tobacco even if the national government continues to drag its feet.
Dr. Douglas Bettcher of the Director of the World Health Organization explains the human costs of cigarette smoking in Japan.
The International Islamia School Otsuka opens in Tokyo, offering children trilingual education in English, Japanese, and Arabic
People march in Tsukuba, the premier science city of Japan, to support science and fact-based policymaking in the United States and in the world.
Americans march in Tokyo to demand the release of Donald Trump’s tax returns and transparency in US policymaking. One of the key organizers, Jesse Glickstein, speaks to the Shingetsu News Agency.