victimization

21. Apr 2015

Japan’s ideal and less ideal victims

cultural studies, InFocus, Japan, terror, victimization

The brutal murders of Japanese hostages Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa at the hands of ISIS have understandably captured the interest of the Japanese nation. Opinions on the victims have ranged from the deeply sympathetic to the victim-blaming. Moreover the Japanese public seems more willing to embrace Goto as a true victim than Yukawa. These […]

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