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
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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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