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If the U.S. is to Fight, Japan Must Fight First

Tokyo Modern History Research Institute Chairman Michio Ochiai has won five prizes in the “True Interpretations of Modern History” Essay Contest and was also awarded the Prize for Excellence in this year’s third APA Japan Restoration Grand Prize. He exposes China’s deceptions in his prize-winning book The True Nature of the Chinese Communist Party That […]

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Japan and China Should Co-exist According to a Balance of Power

Having wanted to study abroad since she was a teenager, Keiko Kawasoe decided on China and began working as a writer after returning to Japan. She has published many works of nonfiction that give realistic pictures of China, and also won the Grand Prize (Fuji Seiji Prize) in the 13th Annual “True Interpretations of Modern […]

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Japan Accomplished Greater Things Than Any Other Nation in Human History

Eiji Yamashita was employed at a bank that did a great deal of overseas business, then switched careers to university professor. After continual research focused on international finance, the topic of his research in recent years is modern history. As dean of the International Research Institute of Controversial Histories (iRICH), he disavows the Supreme Commander […]

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Admiration for Heroes Would Invigorate Japanese Society

Member of the House of Representatives Kiyoshi Odawara learned about Japan’s terrible war defeat from his father, a Japan Self-Defense Forces official. He abandoned his fulfilling business career at a foreign-affiliated investment bank to work for Japan’s sake in the world of politics, and is now striving for constitutional revision, the return of the Northern […]

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The Peleliu Garrison Waged a Fight That Earned Praise From its Enemies

Palau, an island nation in the Pacific Ocean, has ties with Japan stretching back 100 years and was placed under Japanese administration during World War I. Many Japanese words are still used in Palau today. Toshio Motoya spoke with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Francis Mariur Matsutaro about topics including Palau’s close connections with Japan, appealing […]

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The COVID-19 Crisis is an Opportunity to Restart the World From Scratch

His Excellency Mr. Carlos Pere is ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Republic of Panama, a country that has long flourished as a place for shipping gold and treasure, and is home to the Panama Canal, an important maritime traffic route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Today, it is the most economically developed of […]

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We Must Firmly Refute and Put an End to Baseless Criticisms

Dentist and Taijukai Chairman Kentaro Harutsugu was born into a family of physicians – both his father and younger brothers are doctors. He built a medical corporation with the largest number of clinics in Western Japan. As someone with a similarly conservative way of thinking, Toshio Motoya spoke with Harutsugu about topics including maintaining youthfulness, […]

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Young People Should Open Their Hearts and Learn About Other Cultures

Brunei is a small yet affluent country where residents receive free medical care and education, and pay no income tax, thanks to its natural gas and oil. Toshio Motoya spoke with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary His Excellency Mr. Haji Shahbudin Haji Musa about topics including general information about Brunei (a country with four districts, one […]

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Oral Care is Essential for a Long, Healthy Life

Ryutaro Kobayashi is a professor of dental surgery at Nippon Dental University, the world’s largest dental university. Established 114 years ago, it was the first dental school in Japan. Kobayashi is working to promote oral care based on the fact that mouth health affects other parts of the body. Toshio Motoya spoke with Kobayashi about […]

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