Kimiko Kuga examines the institution of the kisha club and their role in controlling information in Japan.
Jonathan Leader Maynard examines the difficulties in assessing and managing the role of speech in violence.
Scott A Hale explores the effect of language in seeking and imparting information on the broader web.
A history textbook underplaying Japanese imperialism caused controversy domestically and internationally, write Ayako Komine and Naoko Hosokawa.
A South Korean photographer explains his ordeal in holding an exhibition in Japan that documents ageing ‘Comfort Women’, writes Lee Yoo Eun.
The secretive approach adopted by parties in negotiating the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement constrained the ability of the public to challenge limits on free expression, writes Graham Reynolds.