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Protecting the environment from the US Military: Okinawan civil society actors and the barriers to change
Opposition to US military bases in Japan is growing due to PFAS contamination and other environmental concerns.
INTRODUCTION: Trajectories of Civil Society in Asia
Democratic backsliding is a major concern worldwide and Asia is no exception.
Veganism in Japan: How ‘soft’ activism is changing minds in a meat-eating nation
Veganism in Japan is not widely accepted, but ‘loose veganism’ is growing.
What an Australian-based civil society group is learning with Fukushima children amid nuclear growth in Asia
For the children of Fukushima, the consequences of the nuclear accident are part of everyday life with no end in sight.
Erosion of democracy? The case of Niseko, Japan
Top-down and centralised regional policy has undermined participation and responsibility at the grassroots level.