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Nick Kapur

Historian of Japan and East Asia. I only tweet extremely interesting things.

Author of "Japan at the Crossroads," out now from Harvard University Press.

Joined on 6 February, 2010

http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674984424

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Trump is required by law to preserve all records of his presidency, but his administration has been destroying records to an unprecedented degree, leaving a massive hole in the historical record

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Replying to @mangiotto: At Starbucks, we were instructed to throw away all the sandwiches/salads/protein plates at the end of the day. No, you can't…

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Replying to @nick_kapur: Japanese terms for rude things to do with your chopsticks!

If it's something rude you can do with a pair of chopsticks, Ja…

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Replying to @NumbersMuncher: CNN Poll (just Republican responses):

80% still approve of Trump
75% do not believe Biden won the election
76% do not…

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Quoted @DannyDeraney

Because you want to see a puppy doggy hugging a goose.

Replying to @Wiswell: Today might be rough, so take this puppy hugging a goose.

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Today might be rough, so take this puppy hugging a goose.

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CNN Poll (just Republican responses):

80% still approve of Trump
75% do not believe Biden won the election
76% do not blame Trump for the attack on the US Capitol

More Republicans blame *Capitol Police* (37%) than Trump (23%) for the riot

I've said it before: This is a cult.

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At Starbucks, we were instructed to throw away all the sandwiches/salads/protein plates at the end of the day. No, you can't take them home. No, you can't donate them. Throw them away. We considered it "theft" and you would be fired if you didn't toss them. Multiply by 31,256.

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Replying to @emorwee: Amy Coney Barrett submitted a recusal list for her job on the 7th Circuit that named Shell *seven times.*

But she's not recus…

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Quoted @nick_kapur

For anyone interested, I'll be discussing my book "Japan at the Crossroads" - about the largest popular protests in Japan's history - in conversation with Prof. Laura Hein of @NorthwesternU on Friday January 15 at 7 EST/4 PST for @USCeasc!

Register here:

Today!

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Replying to @HirokoTabuchi: A majority of registered voters of both parties in the United States support initiatives to fight climate change, includ…

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A majority of registered voters of both parties in the United States support initiatives to fight climate change, including many that are outlined in the climate plans announced by President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr, according to a new survey. @jswatz

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Amy Coney Barrett submitted a recusal list for her job on the 7th Circuit that named Shell *seven times.*

But she's not recusing herself from the big climate case against Shell next week

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Replying to @AlexCKaufman: Amy Coney Barrett’s dad began a 29-year career at Shell when she was 6. She was attending private prep school by the time…

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Amy Coney Barrett’s dad began a 29-year career at Shell when she was 6. She was attending private prep school by the time the firm (and maybe her dad) grappled in secret with climate change.

She has yet to recuse herself from Tuesday’s big climate case.

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Replying to @jackmjenkins: This story is absolutely horrific.

And these two passage in particular are just…terrifying. http…

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Quoted @DrEricDing

2) this guy was just arrested.

Replying to @threatresearch: I've been following this story just so I could see what happened to this guy.

I have a very personal story to tell ab…

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Replying to @gabriel_zucman: The US federal minimum wage is at its lowest level (relative to average income per worker) since the creation of the mi…

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Quoted @artistmagritte

The hesitation waltz, 1950 #surrealism #renemagritte

Are these...teenage mutant ninja turtles?

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Replying to @travispew: Uh oh

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The US federal minimum wage is at its lowest level (relative to average income per worker) since the creation of the minimum wage

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This story is absolutely horrific.

And these two passage in particular are just…terrifying.

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Uh oh

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41. Kо̄sabashi 交差箸 ("crossing chopsticks")

Do not allow your chopsticks to cross each other, either on your plate or in your hand.

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40. Hidaribashi 左箸 ("left chopsticks")

Never hold your chopsticks in your left hand at any time.

This one was discriminatory toward left-handed people. In the past, lefties were forced to use chopsticks right-handed, but fortunately this "rule" has mostly gone away nowadays.

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39. Kosuribashi 擦り箸 ("rubbing chopsticks")

Don't rub your chopsticks against each other.

In particular, don't rub newly separated disposable wooden chopsticks together to remove splinters.

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I've been following this story just so I could see what happened to this guy.

I have a very personal story to tell about Camp Auschwitz.

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The MAGA invasion of the US Capitol recalls similar events in Japan - the 1960 Anpo protests also saw an invasion of the National Diet and one woman killed.

I wrote a whole book on this!

A thread on similarities, differences, and consequences for US society going forward...

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Japanese terms for rude things to do with your chopsticks!

If it's something rude you can do with a pair of chopsticks, Japanese has a special term for it.

A thread...

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