Right-wing wrong

Thanks to Mark Teeuwen, who has brought the above to wider attention….  He writes, ‘More campaigns by Jinja Honchō: shrine visitors are invited to sign appeals against local voting rights for foreigners (which will “turn Tsushima over to Korea and … Continue reading

Politics (Shinto values)

News comes today of the resounding re-election of prime minister Abe Shinzo, a self-declared nationalist. He and his supporters, who include both conservatives and those on the far right, promote what are called ‘Shinto values’ in a nostalgic wish to … Continue reading

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