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October 11, 2018

Japan Since the Meiji Restoration (7)
Drawing a 150-Year Story Line

Is the history of Japan since the Meiji Restoration one story or two? Political scientist Tetsuya Murai offers a quasi-continuous ...

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September 25, 2018

Japan Since the Meiji Restoration (5)
Panel Discussion

The articles in this series were compiled from contributions by members of the Political and Diplomatic Review project to the ...

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September 12, 2018

Japan Since the Meiji Restoration (6)
Reconjuring the Vision of the Meiji Centennial

In an essay inspired by the recent forum on “Japan Since the Meiji Restoration,” political scientist Ryota Murai reflects on ...

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September 04, 2018

Japan since the Meiji Restoration (3)
A Contextual Look at the Heisei Era

The articles in this series were compiled from contributions by members of the Political and Diplomatic Review project to the ...

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August 28, 2018

Japan since the Meiji Restoration (4)
Meiji 150 as the End of an Era

The articles in this series were compiled from contributions by members of the Political and Diplomatic Review project to the ...

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August 14, 2018

Japan since the Meiji Restoration (2)
Mass Media and Democracy in Prewar and Postwar Japan

The articles in this series were compiled from contributions by members of the Political and Diplomatic Review project to the ...

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July 24, 2018

Japan since the Meiji Restoration (1)
Lessons from Diplomatic and Constitutional History

The hybrid nature of Japan’s constitutional framework has created gaps between the letter of the law and its application, enabling ...

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March 09, 2017

The Emperor Initiates an Important Conversation

Emperor Akihito’s rare televised address to the nation last August made news primarily as a statement of the aging monarch’s ...

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February 07, 2017

Historical Reconciliation Revisited
The Abe Statement and the Way Forward

In August 2016, one year after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s historic statement commemorating the seventieth anniversary of the end of ...

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December 22, 2016

The Significance of Abe’s Pearl Harbor Visit

The visit to Pearl Harbor by Prime Minister Abe is a powerful reaffirmation of the importance of the Japan-US security ...

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