Latest posts by Izumi Mihashi
17 April 2015
3 April 2015
Japanese bands RATS & STAR and Momoiro Clover Z recently appeared in blackface on TV. Removed from its American context, some argue blackface in Japan isn't intended to be racist.
23 March 2015
Japanese online commenters who engaged in hate speech say they were attracted to the world of far-right Internet commenting in order to stop feeling lonely.
22 March 2015
Four years on, Japanese blogger Takayoshi Saito recounts how his youngest sister and her family fared in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami.
8 March 2015
"The more you argue 'No problem, because they were prostitutes. And it was private contractors who brought them, not the Japanese army,' the worse you look."
6 February 2015
"I would urge him to commit harakiri," Dewi Sukarno writes. "If I were his mother, I definitely would do so — I would want my son to be a hero."
17 February 2012
On March 11, 2011, the largest earthquake in the history struck Japan, and the resulting tsunami irreversibly damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. An anti-nuclear power poster has triggered arguments...
11 September 2011
The sudden shutdown of "Diary of an ex-NEET who works overseas", a popular anonymous blog that criticized Japanese working ethics, has spurred discussion about anonymous activity on the Internet.