Former Prime Minister of Japan to speak at Cornell

WHAT: Naoto Kan will discuss the Fukushima nuclear disaster, future of renewable energy WHEN: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 5 p.m. WHERE: Statler Auditorium, Ithaca campus MEDIA: The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP to Lindsey Hadlock in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-255-6121 or lmh267@cornell.edu. ITHACA, […]

Populism, sexism and nationalism pair Trump and Abe

Naoki Sakai, professor of Asian studies and comparative literature at Cornell University, and expert on Japanese nationalism, says while Shinzō Abe and Donald Trump – who are scheduled to meet today – have much in common, including their overt populism and nationalistic tendencies, Trump’s promises to withdraw from the region is a serious concern for […]

Militarization of Japan sign of Asia turning inwards

Japan’s defense ministry on Wednesday requested a record increase in spending for armed forces, the latest in a series of moves by Japan’s government to bolster the country’s militarism. Annelise Riles, professor of Far East legal studies at Cornell’s Law School and anthropology at Cornell’s College of Arts & Sciences, says that much like in […]

As Abe pursues rearmament, Obama’s visit to Hiroshima signals peace

Naoki Sakai, professor of Comparative Literature and Asian Studies at Cornell University is available to comment on President Obama’s historic trip to Hiroshima, a symbol of the Japanese – and global – peace movement. Bio: http://lrc.cornell.edu/asian/faculty/bios/sakai Sakai says: “Does Obama’s visit to Hiroshima signify the change of the long-held U.S. policy towards Japan’s Peace Constitution? […]