When Toho Studios wanted to turn "The Life of an Alluring Woman" into a film, U.S. censors stepped in multiple times to demand script revisions.
One of the Japanese stories sometimes mentioned in the "comfort women" controversy was written by the late Taijiro Tamura in the spring of 1947. It depicted Korean "comfort women," but the U.S. Occupation "suppressed" it.
Were "comfort women" sex slaves for Japanese soldiers in World War II? If you recognize that prostitution is largely a form of physical bondage, they were. But forcibly rounding up women for the work would be a different matter. Recently the testimony of a ...
Imagine Boston, including its coast, hemmed in by a relentlessly hostile superior power ready to attack it anytime from air, land and sea. Boston is about a third of the Gaza Strip in land area, but the same in population density.
Japanese researchers of fauna and flora are becoming more like their U.S. counterparts inasmuch as they talk about the environment, ecology and biodiversity to disguise their anthropocentric expediency.
Those tough American liberal hawks who climbed aboard George W. Bush's war wagon into Iraq a decade ago were a breed apart.
Today only a few art aficionados will recognize the name Kyohei Inukai, a New York society portrait artist who married or loved several American women during a period of rising racial prejudice against the Japanese.
Watching Robert Schenkkan's new Broadway play, "All the Way," is likely to remind people of how their views of U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson changed during the Vietnam War era.
An 89-year-old Korean in Pennsylvania calls the latest spats between Japan and South Korea "infantile and lamentable." She remembers her Japanese teachers as loving people who "poured their heart and soul into making good human beings out of us."
When I was a boy, my father told me and my kid brother stories from the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905) and taught us how to sing some of the threnodies that Gen. Maresuke Nogi composed in classical Chinese on the battlefield. My father was born ...