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GLOCOM Platform: Japanese Institute for Global Communications | English
Intended to provide a virtual "place" where opinion leaders can express their views in English and exchange their opinions with their counterparts overseas. Site includes opinions, debates, media reviews, books and journal abstracts, recent news, newsletter, etc. Features notable scholars on Japan. Social science research institute by International University of Japan.
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Inside Japanese Politics - Hayano Toru (Asahi) | English | Japanese
English social commentary by widely published Asahi Shimbun Senior Staff Writer.
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Japan Echo | English
Bimonthly publication focusing on contemporary issues through translations of essays, interviews and discussions by notable commentators.
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Japan in the World | English
Independent critical views on Japanese, regional, and global politics, economy, society, and culture, voiced from a transnational civil society perspective. Presented by SEKAI (The World), a Japanese monthly journal, and ICU Peace Research Institute (ICUPRI). Articles are translations from Japanese language SEKAI.
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Japan Research and Analysis through Internet Information | English | Japanese
Editorials and analyses of social issues by Yasuharu Dando, Japanese science writer of nationwide paper.
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Look Japan | English | Japanese
Commentary on all aspects of life in Japan, with monthly articles by Japanese and foreign specialists in the field - covering anything from the latest Cabinet reshuffle to traditional arts and crafts. Full-color magazine published in English, Chinese, and Spanish. Since 1951.
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Sankei Shinbun - Op-Ed Column English Version | English | Japanese
Online news. Editorials in Japanese and English, displayed side-side.
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The Japan Observer: Japan's Alternative Monthly | English
Limited selection of monthly subscription-based publication. Goal is to carry stories and viewpoints which are ignored by the mainstream press, and serve as a notice-board and discussion forum for political, economic, and cultural topics of interest to foreign residents and workers.
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Tokyo Progressive | English
Introduces stories and articles by staff as well as readers. Links to activist sites, etc.
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