Japan on the Record

In this episode, Dr. Axel Klein (Duisburg-Essen) asks whether or not populism exists in Japan, focusing on the Reiwa Shinsengumi political party, and cautions against too quickly placing Japan into the context of a rise in populism around the world.

Show Notes

Read Dr. Klein's article "Is There Left Populism in Japan? The Case of Reiwa Shinsengumi" in The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus.

What is Japan on the Record?

The podcast where scholars of Japanese studies bring their expertise to bear on issues in the news. Hosted and produced by Tristan R. Grunow, Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Japanese History at Pacific University.