August 2015

A Revisionist History of Postwar Pop

In the public imagination, the pop hits of the Occupation years epitomize a brand-new culture of freedom and democracy. But a closer look at the roots of Japan’s early postwar pop scene reveals a far more complex interaction of influences and ideologies.

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The Mind of a Helmet Camera Cyclist: Red Lights, and Red Herrings

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