The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus Newsletter
Newsletter No. 13. 2015        

March 30, 2015

New Articles
Greetings! Helen Macnaughtan analyzes the ideas of "womenomics" behind the "society in which all women can shine" policy of the Abe administration. While in theory a viable policy for Japan, an underlying gender bias is a strong impediment to its realization. Steve Rabson presents a report by Ota Masakatsu on an erroneous order to launch nuclear missiles in Okinawa during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 that nearly triggered a holocaust. In 1969, the Black Panther Party established a relationship with the North Korean leadership based upon the principle of self-reliance (Juche). Benjamin R. Young examines how the Panthers found in North Korea a new ideology and a government that was critical of the U.S. while establishing the transnational goal of Third World revolution.

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