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Wage a Guerilla War for the Sake of the Truth Against Academism and the Media

Literary critic Eitaro Ogawa won the Special Prize in the 1st APA Japan Restoration Grand Prize last year, and was awarded the Prize for Excellence in the Adult Division of this year’s 12th Annual “True Interpretations of Modern History” Essay Contest. Toshio Motoya spoke with Ogawa, who has made numerous recommendations to Japanese people in […]

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Young People Hold the Key to Solving Global Challenges

The year 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the start of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ecuador, and today the Republic of Ecuador is working to further enhance its ties with Japan, focused on the economy. Toshio Motoya spoke with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary H.E. Mr. Jaime Barberis about things to see in Ecuador – […]

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We Must Protect Hong Kong to Safeguard Japan’s Future

Member of the House of Representatives Katsuyuki Kawai has served in several diplomacy-focused positions since his first successful political campaign in 1996, and today he supports Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) special advisor to the president for foreign affairs. His personal network includes members of the United States Congress and think-tanks […]

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Will do Even Greater Things on the Global Stage

Member of the House of Councillors Masamune Wada was working as a news presenter at the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) Sendai Broadcasting Station when the Great East Japan Earthquake struck. Angry that the government was not sufficiently helping people in the disaster-struck areas, he decided to get involved in national politics. Toshio Motoya spoke with […]

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Become a Master in Your Chosen Field

Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Ryohei Miyata (former Tokyo University of the Arts president) is the son of a traditional wax casting artist, yet he has earned high accolades for his mastery of the art of metalwork. Toshio Motoya spoke with Miyata, who is renowned for his artwork featuring dolphin forms, about topics including the source […]

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Only Constitutional Revision Will Bring an End to the Postwar Era

Member of the House of Representatives Yoshitaka Sakurada worked as a carpenter while attending college at night, then founded and grew his own construction company. He served on a city council and prefectural assembly before becoming a member of the House of Representatives and then a government minister. Toshio Motoya spoke with Sakurada about topics […]

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The Constitution Must be Revised Twice by 2024

Member of the House of Representatives Yoshitami Kameoka played in the National High School Baseball Tournament when he was a student, then ended up jumping into the world of politics. His fortitude helped him endure multiple election losses, and today he is chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Education, Culture, Sports, Science and […]

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We Must Put Constant Pressure on the Imperialist China

Formerly a commentator and executive chairman of conservative website Breitbart News, Stephen Bannon helped Donald J. Trump win the election as chief executive of his presidential campaign. Toshio Motoya spoke with Bannon – a holder of unique, distinguished views on world affairs – about topics including inside information about the United States-North Korea summit in […]

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Building a Japanese-Indian Partnership That Contributes to the World

Vibhav Kant Upadhyay came to Japan as an international student. After completing a graduate program at the University of Tokyo, he started the India Center Foundation as his base of activities for continual efforts to help build a new relationship between Japan and India. Toshio Motoya spoke with Upadhyay, who advocates for a Japanese-Indian global […]

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