Dual nationality is the predicament or privilege of most of the growing population called haafu. With their contributions to society they are expanding what it means to be Japanese.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on January 31, 2019.
On January 28, the Japan Times published an opinion piece titled, “How Japanese is Naomi Osaka?” Author Kunihiko Miyake “felt something odd” about how the multiethnic tennis champ could ever “represent Japan.” Miyake’s article is indicative of how the quality of analysis has slipped under the Japan Times’ new ownership, and suggests how the purposes of the organization have changed.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on January 26, 2019.