Demilitarization or Militourism: “Act on Reconstruction of Cities that Formerly Served as Naval Ports” in Japan

By Chu-Wen Hsieh Currently, I am conducting fieldwork research for my dissertation at Yokosuka, Japan, approximately 70 kilometers south of Tokyo and facing Tokyo Bay on the east. This place has been developed as a naval port and base since U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry first landed in Japan and demanded to open the nation to trade 170 years ago. Nowadays, it has the only homeport for American … Continue reading Demilitarization or Militourism: “Act on Reconstruction of Cities that Formerly Served as Naval Ports” in Japan