Tobias Harris

Tobias Harris

@observingjapan

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Japan analyst, @Teneo | Author of THE ICONOCLAST, biography of @abeshinzo from @hurstpublishers | Husband of @jenniferthea11, father of two boys | @cubs fan

Washington, DC
Joined on November 17, 2010
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Over the span of 16 days, the London Olympics generated 150 million tweets.

Quoted @10mhardbacks

One year ago today. [Screenshot of a tweet from 2020/02/27 with PM Abe announcing the closure of schools in Japan] https://t.co/cqNyd4s99Y

One year ago today. 

[Screenshot of a tweet from 2020/02/27 with PM Abe announcing the closure of schools in Japan] https://t.co/cqNyd4s99Y

Coincided with my last international trip. I talked with @BenjaminDooley about it on the phone sitting in Frankfurt airport while waiting for a connection to Brussels. Sigh. https://t.co/zGouF2DsWs

I'm sure Thomas Hutchinson would have greatly preferred if the mob had just taken away his Twitter account. https://t.co/P9AiBqAvbg

I'm sure Thomas Hutchinson would have greatly preferred if the mob had just taken away his Twitter account. https://t.co/P9AiBqAvbg

It's partly why I find the anti-cancel culture scolds so boring. Look at American history! Americans have been "canceling" each other, usually with violence, since before there was an America. Just read a book!

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The national DNA that Japanese love to talk about isn't really a thing but there's really something to be said for there being something fundamentally violent and disputatious about the American character.

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This book is particularly good on the popular manias of antebellum America - both religious and secular -- including the Astor Place Riot (which @lionel_trolling wrote about https://t.co/7tMH0tF9B0).

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From David Reynolds's "Waking Giant."

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Here's a presidential tale I had never heard before. Apparently two members of John Tyler's cabinet were killed - and Tyler himself nearly enjoyed the same fate - during when the celebratory firing of the guns of the newly launched USS Princeton went awry. https://t.co/CtDho3iw1Q

Here's a presidential tale I had never heard before. Apparently two members of John Tyler's cabinet were killed - and Tyler himself nearly enjoyed the same fate - during when the celebratory firing of the guns of the newly launched USS Princeton went awry. https://t.co/CtDho3iw1Q

Quoted @SenatorHagerty

Enjoyed speaking with @JCU_Official Chairman Aeba today about how the U.S.-Japan alliance is essential to tackling global and regional challenges. Look forward to seeing the chairman and many others at @CPAC this weekend. @mschlapp https://t.co/QOWEoFAK8A

Enjoyed speaking with @JCU_Official Chairman Aeba today about how the U.S.-Japan alliance is essential to tackling global and regional challenges. Look forward to seeing the chairman and many others at @CPAC this weekend. @mschlapp https://t.co/QOWEoFAK8A

Not to be outdone by Fujii Genki, Jay Aeba conversed with former Ambassador Hagerty at #CPAC. https://t.co/Sp7iSDCGWZ

Quoted @aseitzwald

"Just like President Trump, my loss was due to election fraud," former South Korean lawmaker tells CPAC.

Japan is not alone at #CPAC. cc: @Robert_E_Kelly https://t.co/g84QM4yWLQ

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Given the history of what happened to the Asia policy community after the US “lost” China in 1949, we should be particularly leery of groupthink and ostracizing critical perspectives.

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Quoted @EBKania

This week has been tiring and strange for several reasons, but I wanted to attempt to articulate several reflections on the state of play of the U.S. debate on China and our professional community. Typically, I’m not personally perturbed by particular encounters on Twitter, but

Important thread. https://t.co/94TusrWdcy

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Quoted @mrjeffu

@observingjapan Fujii has a pretty long career as a pundit on Japan's nationalist right. He was a regular on Channel Sakura when I started my research, but he later shifted to DHC TV's Toranomon News, where he has an even bigger audience.

More on Fujii's media presence: https://t.co/GFJcAEdSOy

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Quoted @atrupar

this is a real video package that just played at CPAC 2021 https://t.co/TQ8yskZ7Cq

this is a real video package that just played at CPAC 2021 https://t.co/TQ8yskZ7Cq

Lol, I didn't realize that they played the video Fujii posted on Twitter at #CPAC2021 itself. https://t.co/66WEJZ1Sti

I accidentally deleted a tweet from this thread: one of his early hits was having a talk denying the Nanjing massacre he planned to give at Reitaku University, where he was a part-time lecturer, cancelled after Chinese students protested.

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Also, where he says in his video that he wants to "slash cancel culture," I guess he knows a thing or two about being cancelled. https://t.co/KeENyO9pPu

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There’s probably a good book to be written about the Japanese right-wing media space — the broadcasters and publishers, the media personalities, its links to the political establishment, its agenda-setting power or lack thereof.

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Quoted @GemkiFujii

Enter the Last Samurai @GemkiFujii at @CPAC! Visit website https://t.co/pNOVnlgYs4 to find Japanese futurologist's warning on our dangerous future. #CPAC2021 @world_forecast #藤井厳喜 #虎8 https://t.co/677CbhOnYg

Enter the Last Samurai @GemkiFujii at @CPAC!
Visit website https://t.co/pNOVnlgYs4
 to find Japanese futurologist's warning on our dangerous future.
#CPAC2021 @world_forecast #藤井厳喜 #虎8 https://t.co/677CbhOnYg

Here's his tweet about attending this year: https://t.co/wfOI2Yze3V.

Quoted @world_forecast

本日から、YouTubeにてCPACの動画を順次公開していきます。 振り返りや見どころ解説、会場でのレポートなどをアップしていきますので、是非お楽しみにしていて下さい。 【現地レポート②】「CPAC2020 1日目」で面白かったことを現地からお話します https://t.co/kiM3okztQy

From the looks of it, it appears that he also attended #CPAC last year. https://t.co/NJczVPk4sN

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