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If you love Japan, make it better. Our mission statement 2019

I love Japan and many Japanese people are hard-working, honest, and polite. That doesn't mean the society doesn't have problems, such as child poverty, gender inequality, discrimination against: the handicapped,…

Let’s have a war! The reincarnation of a war criminal, The LDP, and militarising Japan

“Rich nation, strong army” (fukoku-kyohei) was the nineteenth-century slogan the ruling elite used to rapidly industrialize in the advent of the Meiji period to protect national interests against Western colonial…

Happy New Year Of The Horse 2014 (馬年) Come ride with us!

Japan Subculture Research Center has taken a long sabbatical since December of 2013. We meant to get things off with a bang this January but our editor in chief and…