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Lisa Torio, a former
intern, was the Kopkind/Nation fellow in 2016.
July 14, 2022
The Misremembering of Shinzo Abe
In the wake of the former prime minister’s assassination, his antidemocratic legacy has been whitewashed—and his death has renewed calls for revisions to Japan’s pacifist Constitution.
March 24, 2021
‘Hopefully This Will All Be Over Soon’ and Other Evasions
Fukushima, Covid, rampant suicide—we’re asked to overcome, to forget, but healing requires confrontation.
December 20, 2016
Can Indigenous Okinawans Protect Their Land and Water From the US Military?
As construction finishes on six new helipads, demonstrations to remove the military are reaching a fever pitch.
Race and Ethnicity
March 15, 2016
Why Are Some Asians Still Supporting the Cop Who Shot Akai Gurley?
It’s hard to explain the depth of filial piety in Asian communities, but it’s impossible to understand support for Peter Liang without it.
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December 16, 2015
Japan Is Scrapping Its Pacifist Constitution, Despite Massive Public Opposition
The US is pushing Japan
to arm for war, but hundreds of thousands of students and mothers are lining the streets for peace.