Sightings Articles

Hannah Arendt | nationalism | refugees | suicide | World War II

Reading Arendt, Connecting the Dots

You may remember a moment during this news-saturated summer when suicide was atop the national headlines. Two famous people, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, took their lives days apart, and for a brief period the events of the Trump administration g...

September 6, 2018

human rights | World War II | Japan | comfort women | Imperial state ideology | Japanese Emperor | Shinzo Abe | Shinto Political Federation's Parliamentarians Association | Nippon Kaigi | Yasukuni Shrine ritual | human trafficking | Meiji Japan | Buddhism | Shintoism | Japanese Christianity | Kofuku no Kagaku

Japanese Religions and the Issue of "Comfort Women"

Last month, Japan marked the 70 years which have passed since its World War II surrender to Allied Powers in 1945. Less known is that twenty-four years have passed since former Japanese military “comfort women” came forward for the first time and sue...

September 10, 2015