The Covid-19 crisis became a dominating issue for the world, and Japan is no exception. This is a timeline of the events so far.
Even after political leadership has finally shed Shinzo Abe, the Japanese government has found new ways to discriminate against foreign residents of Japan.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the first half of July 2020.
In this space the SNA will provide links to various English-language online resources that have emerged tracking the Covid-19 crisis in Japan.
Treating outsiders like contagion has consequences: Society develops antibodies, and Japan’s already-normalized discrimination intensifies.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the first half of April 2020.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the last half of March 2020.
There’s an oft-used expression in Japanese: sekinin tenka. Best translated as “passing the buck,” it’s a reflex of dodging blame for one’s own actions by transferring responsibility to others. For too long, Japan has done so on the world stage with impunity—even when it affects the world adversely.
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A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the last half of February 2020.