Japan’s Nationalist Right in the Internet Age: Online Media and Grassroots Conservative Activism

IntroductionAnalytical frameworkResearch methodsThe structure of this bookNotesBibliographyThe landscape of postwar Japanese nationalist activismOld uyoku organizationsThe right’s reaction to left-wing student movementsThe New RightOld uyoku and new uyoku - the “politics of futility”History as a major issue after the 1990sThe assertive conservative rightInternet Right-WingersThe nativist movement of the 2000sNotesBibliographyChannel Sakura takes flightThe foundersFunding Channel SakuraChannel Sakura’s programmingA new military figure - Tamogami ToshioGanbare NipponChannel Sakura’s grassroots vision of the Japanese peopleChannel Sakura and the mainstream mediaNon-violence and legal protestCooperation with international activistsConclusionNotesBibliographyRallying around the flagPatriotic heroes and men of actionSymbols on the setRallying around the flag at YasukuniConclusionNotesBibliographyThe 2009 anti-NHK protest campaignBackground - NHK, bias, and protest activities prior to 2009Launching the Japan Debut protest campaignIssues of contention within the documentaryMethods and tactics of the anti-NHK protestsThe largest class-action lawsuit in postwarJapanese historyConclusionNotesBibliographyConservative activism and historical remembrance of the Battle of OkinawaResponsibility for civilian deaths in OkinawaThe comfort women issueHistory textbooks and reversals on Okinawan civilian suicidesThe 32nd Army headquartersConclusionNotesBibliographyThe Senkaku Islands, protest marches, and crowdfunded boat activismSenkaku Islands - backgroundThe 2010 boat collision incidentChannel Sakura’s crowdfunded boat activismJapanese boat activism after 2012ConclusionNotesBibliographyEpilogueTamogami Toshio and electoral politicsRival alternative media outlets on YouTubeOverseas right-wing populism and Channel SakuraClosing thoughtsNotesBibliography
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