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2018.01.29
Athleticism Over Artistry? The Jump Obsession in Men’s Figure Skating
Aoshima Hirono
2018.01.19
A Taste for Danger: The Hazardous History of Fugu
Sumiki Hikari
2018.01.09
A Vision of the Savannah: Finding a Way Back into Japanese Society
Ishizaki Morito
2017.12.22
Antitobacco Campaigners Seize Olympic Opportunity for Clearing Smoke in Japan’s Public Places
Joanna Pitman
2017.12.19
The Underground World: Living in Withdrawal from Society
Ishizaki Morito
2017.12.13
Islands of Solitude: A Psychiatrist’s View of the “Hikikomori”
Sekiguchi Hiroshi
2017.11.24
The Importance of Being Mishima Yukio
Damian Flanagan
2017.11.06
The Secret Alliance with Japan Shattered by the Russian Revolution
Vassili Molodiakov
2017.10.24
Sōseki vs. Shakespeare: Two Giants of World Literature
Damian Flanagan
2017.10.17
Japanese Magazine Cover Sparks Media Storm in Taiwan
Sumiki Hikari
2017.10.16
Minakata Kumagusu: The Meiji Polymath Who Broke the Mold
Nakazawa Shin’ichi
2017.09.27
Abe’s Comeback and the General Election Outlook
Tobias Harris
2017.07.25
New Polls Show Support for Abe Eroding
Tobias Harris
2017.06.22
A Hero of the Moment: Dissecting the Popularity of Asada Mao
Inamasu Tatsuo
2017.06.14
Princess Mako and the Future of the Imperial Household
Nagai Takako
2017.05.17
Major Construction, Quiet Developments Will Change Tōhoku Island
Robert D. Eldridge
2017.04.26
Refining Hospitality: “Omotenashi” and Foreign Visitors to Japan
Ōtsuka Tomohiko
2017.03.31
Singer Utada Hikaru Back in the Charts After Extended Hiatus
Uno Koremasa
2017.03.20
Mystical Impressions: Views of Luck in Japan and Abroad
Ehab Ahmed Ebeid
2017.03.13
What Tōhoku Can Teach Harvard Business School Students
Yamazaki Mayuka
2017.03.10
Empress Michiko: The Times and Trials of the Emperor’s Devoted Consort
Watanabe Midori
2017.02.27
The Issue of Hospitality at the Tokyo Paralympics
Sakurai Seiichi
2017.02.15
Sugiura Shigemine: The Japanese Pilot Who Became a God in Taiwan
Katakura Yoshifumi
2017.02.08
Lafcadio Hearn and the Lessons of Jūdō: Leveraging an Opponent’s Strength
Sanada Hisashi
2016.12.26
Alexithymia: The Emotional Disconnect Behind the Mask of Normalcy
Saitō Satoru
2016.11.18
First Polls After Trump’s Victory Show Uneasy Japanese Public
Tobias Harris
2016.10.17
Emperor Should Have Right to Retire
Tase Yasuhiro
2016.10.10
Survey Shows Japanese Largely Satisfied—Except, Perhaps, About Incomes
Tobias Harris
2016.09.22
Ninoshima: Island of Refuge
Naomi Hirahara
2016.09.01
An Old Woman and Her Russian Cat
Alexander N. Meshcheryakov

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