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Society

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Society

KJ has no political agenda, but we are keenly interested in how society defines itself, organizes itself, and evolves. Who influences this process, and how?

Contact: submissions@kyotojournal.org

 

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Host Clubs

On July 5, 2011 By

GENDER
BY REIKO YAMAGISHI

“Hosts are sort of heterosexual male sex workers, but they do not sell ‘sex,’ though it can happen outside of the club. It is more of a companionship…”

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Learning from Pyongyang TV

On June 21, 2011 By

TV
BY PHILIP J. CUNNINGHAM

“The thing I like best about Pyongyang TV is no commercials…unless, of course, you understand the programming for what it really is —one long political commercial!”

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BY JUSTINE BORNSTEIN

These days, a woman probably has more prospects of flying to the moon than becoming a titled member of one of the few remaining royal families, whose duties are much less glamorous…

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Urban Nomads

On June 8, 2011 By

MONGOLIA
BY CHRISTAL WHELAN

Nomads in Mongolia are increasingly quitting the land and opting for a new life in the country’s capital, Ulaanbaatar…the underlying causes are political, economic, legal, and cultural.

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The Way of the Yakuza

On April 17, 2011 By

SOCIETY
BY JACOB RAZ

During my first interviews, O-oyabun was particularly eager to talk about ideology: The ‘Way of the Yakuza,’ ‘violating the law’ or ‘doing wrong things.’

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Big Fish Eat Little Fish

On April 16, 2011 By

POLITICS
BY OKETANI SHOGO

After World War II, philosopher and critic TSURUMI SHUNSUKE started the highly-respected magazine Shiso no Kagaku (Science of Thought), serving for half a century as its editor and publisher. From the 1950s to the 1970s, he was an outspoken anti-war activist…

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Korean Protest Culture

On April 16, 2011 By

POLITICS
BY GABRIELE HADL

In Korea, the traditional protest repertoire of marches, sit-ins, stones and Molotov cocktails is evolving; some of the new techniques remain confrontational, even violent. Others rely on technology, subtlety, inner strength and community…

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