Political Extremism in Japan
Getting to Know Japan Webinar (via Zoom) -- 1000 (JST) 28 September 2021
What do anti-communist sound trucks, anti-imperial anarchists, anti-war teenagers, and anti-racist countermovements have in common? In this talk, Professor Smith will discuss the post-WWII history and contemporary status of several activist movements in Japan, based in part on his fieldwork since 2005 into the Japanese far right. As activist movements engage each other, lay society, the Japanese government, US-Japan relations, and Japan’s relationship with Asian neighbors, they offer insight into the dynamism of political life in contemporary Japan.
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Nathaniel M. Smith is an anthropologist of Japan and an associate professor in the College of International Relations at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. He holds degrees from Yale, Waseda, and the University of California, Riverside.
Format: This event will be off-the-record. Questions are encouraged. It will not be recorded.
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Moderator: Michael Okamoto
Webinar Cost: Free of charge
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