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Peace is Something That is Won, Not Wished For

Civilization engineering researcher Yoichi Kusama, who worked in publishing for many years, was awarded the Grand Prize (Fuji Seiji Prize) in the 11th Annual “True Interpretations of Modern History” Essay Contest. Toshio Motoya spoke with Kusama about the mistaken views of history and peace that are rampant in Japan, the dangers facing Japan, and enthusiasm […]

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Fully Perceive the Past and Adapt to the Future

The Republic of Honduras is implementing economic growth and sustainable development policies backed by political stability. It has many sightseeing attractions, including Maya ruins and the world’s second-largest coral reef. Toshio Motoya spoke with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary H.E. Mr. Héctor Alejandro Palma Cerna about the nation-building vision, expressway plan across the isthmus, public-private development […]

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The World is Reconsidering the Tokyo Trials Historical Viewpoint

Michio Ezaki struck out as a policy analyst two years ago, and has written books on extensive research from the United States and Europe that is critical of the Tokyo Trials-centered view of history. Who did Japan Fight? American Investigations Into Covert Comintern Operations, published in December 2017, was awarded the first APA Japan Restoration […]

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We Should Encourage Young People to Study Abroad

Otsubo Realty President & Chairman Kenji Otsubo first traveled to the United States in the 1960s. Today he is based in New York, where he works in the consulting and real estate industries and is an established member of the American society with an astounding number of personal connections. Otsubo says everything started with his […]

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We Must Achieve Constitutional Reform by Tackling This Issue Head-on

Member of the House of Councillors Seiko Hashimoto has participated in seven Olympics in two events: speed skating and bicycle racing. After winning a Bronze Medal, she became a member of the National Diet to get involved in sports policy and is currently in her 24th year. Toshio Motoya spoke with Hashimoto, who is also […]

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Develop “Analog” Wisdom, not “Digital” Knowledge

Takateru Kawano is the president and chief executive officer of TKP Corporation. TKP made great strides in its business leveraging the power of IT to rent out a network of unused banquet rooms at hotels and other facilities for conferences and has become the largest APA Hotel franchisee. Toshio Motoya spoke with Kawano, the Japanese […]

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Racial Prejudice is Behind the Atomic Bombings of Japan

The University of Tokyo Professor Emeritus Takashi Ito, a leading figure in modern Japanese history and Showa political history research in particular, has been active as a conservative controversialist with the aim of freeing modern Japanese history from the left wing. In recent years he is devoting efforts to organizing and publishing oral histories and […]

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Japan has Been One of the World’s Top Countries Since the Jomon Period

Sapporo Medical University Professor Jun Takada, an expert in radiation protection, has continually conducted surveys and research on nuclear radiation damage at the Silk Road, Marshall Islands, Fukushima, and other locations across the world. He has also won two prizes in the “True Interpretations of Modern History” Essay Contest, the Prize for Excellence and Grand […]

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Japan Must do Whatever it Takes to Denuclearize North Korea

The Arab Republic of Egypt is home to the pyramids and many other historic sites. It is focusing efforts on tourism, including the Grand Egyptian Museum that was completed in May. Toshio Motoya spoke with Ayman Aly Kamel, the Egyptian ambassador to Japan, about the current political situation, tourism policy, Egypt’s peace diplomacy in the […]

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Japan Should Begin New Discussions on Constitutional Reform This Year

Makoto Oniki worked as a bank employee and prefectural assembly member before entering national politics. This young Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) member is the target of a great deal of hope and serves as acting director of the LDP Health, Labour and Welfare Division, which created the work-style reform bill that is the centerpiece of […]

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