Tagged: Politics





100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Exactly 100 years ago the first genocide of the 20th century started: The Armenian Genocide at the hands of the Turks. The Ottoman empire, the predecessor of Turkey, ordered the deportation and execution of...


Murakami Haruki’s answer on atomic energy

The well known writer Haruki Murakami (村上春樹) – I have blogged about several of his books – also provides some kind of counseling service. He is running his advice page 村上さんのところ. The readers can...


Chibana Shoichi – Burning the Rising Sun

At first I wanted to write my own review of this book, where the author describes his story of taking down and burning the Hinomaru during a Softball Competition Opening Ceremony in Okinawa. I...


25 years of Tiananmen Square Massacre

This night, 25 years ago, Chinese troops stormed the Tiananmen square, assaulting peaceful protesters who had gathered here over the previous two weeks, causing casualities, injuries, and above all lost hopes. Lost hopes for...


Japanese politics

Fukushima is back, contaminated water is released into the sea. Let us use this opportunity to discuss a bit Japanese politics. It fits quite well with the 68th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing. Being...