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Shinjukus Banned Books Store

Shinjuku’s Banned Books’ Store

Article by Ryne Hisada, Editor-in-Chief February 2, 2023

Imperial war crimes, the history of sheep, Queer Sexology, the diets of Americans. From the provocative to the trivial, shelves and boxes of books, newspapers, CDs, and movie posters flood the floor...

From Freshman to Sophomore

From Freshman to Sophomore

Article by Gigi Isenberg, Writer January 10, 2023

The “high school experience” is eagerly anticipated by many adolescents. Children excitedly imagine all the opportunities that await, and the various freedoms they allow. They hold the importance of...

Professor Ken Rogerson

Navigating a Completely New Field

Article by Nathan Michels, Section Editor November 12, 2022

This is part of a continuing series of interviews with academics from leading U.S universities.  How should the internet be regulated? How does social media affect our daily lives? How can we protect...

Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Astronomy Into the Past

Article by Joseph Barboriak, Writer June 8, 2022

Many of you may recognize this revolutionary image taken by the Hubble telescope in 1995. Titled the “Pillars of Creation,” it became Hubble’s most famous image and a testament to scientific advancement....

Assessing South Korea’s Declining Fertility Rate

Assessing South Korea’s Declining Fertility Rate

Article by Tei Kim, Section Editor May 23, 2022

Since the 1950s, the world has experienced a general downward trend in birth rate due to factors including declining child mortality, rising age of marriage, and more. This drop in birth rate is a severe...

Strangers, YouTube, and Winnie the Pooh

Strangers, YouTube, and Winnie the Pooh

Article by Momo Horii, Writer May 20, 2022

“You are braver than you believe, smarter than you seem, and stronger than you think.” Christopher Robin repeats this for Winnie-the-Pooh — but really for all children sitting at home — shortly...

Religion in Academia? A Profile of Professor Abdullah Antelpi

Religion in Academia? A Profile of Professor Abdullah Antelpi

Article by Nathan Michels, Section Editor May 9, 2022

This is part of a continuing series of interviews with academics from leading U.S universities.  Where does religion lie in contemporary academic and political discourse? How can we engage in productive...

Awakening Your Creativity

Awakening Your Creativity

Article by JonJon Wang, Section Editor May 9, 2022

If you’ve ever stayed awake past midnight, you’ll understand the exhaustion that comes with neglecting a reasonable bedtime. That lethargy dragging down your eyelids is the body’s circadian rhythm...

“In one moment, everything changed”: Women in the Ukrainian War and Their Stories of Survival

“In one moment, everything changed”: Women in the Ukrainian War and Their Stories of Survival

Article by Sena Chang, Section Editor April 25, 2022

  How will history remember the War in Ukraine? As Cold War tactics of isolationism and containment are employed by the West, the geopolitical conflicts that have characterized the ongoing...

Reflecting on Womens History Month with ASIJ Faculty

Reflecting on Women’s History Month with ASIJ Faculty

Article by Kokoro Igawa, Ryne Hisada, Tei Kim, Take Zoot, and JonJon Wang April 10, 2022

In the United States, March was recognized as Women's History Month, a month to commemorate the outstanding contributions of women to society and in history. In the past century, the world has slowly but...

On Being Melancholy

On Being Melancholy

Article by Shaun Kono-Peck April 9, 2022

In his video essay, Shaun embraces one universal but little appreciated emotion. https://youtu.be/7dJCZs6sr0o

Japan’s Centuries-Long Cultural Rot: Gender Inequality

Japan’s Centuries-Long Cultural Rot: Gender Inequality

Article by Sena Chang, Section Editor April 2, 2022

Gender equality. A term that refers simply to the guarantee of equal rights, resources, and opportunities for all genders. And yet, the reality of Japanese politics and culture seem to paint a drastically...

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