About Akihiro Ogawa

Akihiro Ogawa is Professor of Japanese Studies at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne.

Japan

Okinawa road map leads to another dead end

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Another rape and murder on Okinawa reignites long-simmering anti-US protests On 19 May 2016, the body of a 20 year old local woman was found in a mountainous region in Okinawa. She had been throttled and stabbed. She had gone missing on 28 April 2016 after telling her boyfriend she was going for a walk. […]

Japan

Japan’s awakening protest movement

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 Five years after 3.11, Japan is being swept by a new wave of social activism The triple disaster of the Great East Japan Earthquake, its related tsunami and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident on 11 March 2011 was a turning point in the history of social movements in post-Second World War Japan. The […]