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  • Politically charged pop is creating tension in Japan
  • Politically charged pop is creating tension in Japan
    Matthias Lambrecht, Creative Commons (2011) ©
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Is patriotism still big in Japan?

‘I’m glad to be Japanese!’ It’s a thought that two-thirds of Japanese people have had. But with nationalism’s long, sordid history in the country, some debate whether it can be taken too far. With a recent spike in patriotism in Japan's popular culture, how is it translating to the rest of the world?