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2015.07.24 The U.S.-Japan Council Effect: Diversity and Leadership to Strengthen Bilateral Relations
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2015.07.13 When Japonism Bewitched Europe
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2015.06.25 Coffee and Identity at Starbucks Japan: A Matter of Culture
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2015.06.25 Japanese Corporations Find Their Way Down South
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2015.06.24 Building Bridges: Japan’s Kakehashi Initiative Toward the Future
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2015.06.18 Being Both Bambi and Godzilla
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2015.05.29 Talking Points from the 2015 Asia-Africa Conference in Jakarta
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2015.05.15 Prime Minister Abe’s Trip to the United States: The Official and the Unofficial
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2015.04.27 Seventy Years Since World War II: Historical Perceptions and Present Realities
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2015.04.24 The Road Not Taken
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2015.04.24 Dogwoods for Cherries: The Other Sylvan Centennial in the US-Japanese Relationship
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2015.03.06 The Expanding Cosplay Universe
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2015.02.25 The Furious Theater of Women’s Professional Wrestling in Japan
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2015.02.13 Understanding North Korea Through Money-Flow Mechanisms
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2015.01.22 Terror Strikes During Abe’s Mideast Trip
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2015.01.14 Takakura Ken and Sugawara Bunta: Male-Male Bonds on the Silver Screen
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2015.01.13 Approaching the Seventieth Anniversary of the End of the War
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2014.12.12 Behind the Mask: Revealing the Ties Between Pro Wrestling in Mexico and Japan
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