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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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Replying to @nick_kapur: America once built thousands of public pools.

But after civil rights legislation, many white communities drained their poo…

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Replying to @maxseddon: Russian TikTokers practicing their English to avoid getting arrested during Navalny protests.

“If they try to throw you int…

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America once built thousands of public pools.

But after civil rights legislation, many white communities drained their pools rather than share them with black people.

An interview with Heather McGhee on how racism keeps us from having nice things.

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Critical Asian Studies asked me to write a short piece on similarities and differences between the 1/6 Capitol invasion and the 1960 Anpo protests in Japan.

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Quoted @EricTopol

Less than 4 weeks ago, the chance of an American dying from covid was 1 in 1,000. Now it's 1 in 808.
Some other current comparators.
(On a day when 3,900 deaths represented a downtrend.)

Unfortunately this number is going to get a fair bit worse before we're done.

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Quoted @NPR

Nearly 1 in 5 defendants charged in relation to the attack on the U.S. Capitol have served in the military, an NPR analysis finds.

To put that number in perspective, only 7% of all American adults are veterans.

Imperial blowback

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Quoted @toru_momii

I find it difficult to read Japanese texts on screen because of having to scroll up and down on the PDF all the time. Which makes me wonder whether computer screens were designed to favor languages that write L to R, top-to-bottom.

Replying to @tsmullaney: O o o, don't get me started. The short answer is: definitely, without question. Here's a bit more detail (mini-thread). htt…

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Replying to @EricLiptonNYT: JUST POSTED: Fed prosecutors & FBI agents spent years-- millions of $$s--building evidence against some of the most outr…

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JUST POSTED: Fed prosecutors & FBI agents spent years-- millions of $$s--building evidence against some of the most outrageous Medicare fraud cases in U.S. history. Then Trump let the convicted felons out of jail. Prosecutors are outraged. Meet them here

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O o o, don't get me started. The short answer is: definitely, without question. Here's a bit more detail (mini-thread).

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Replying to @tnewtondunn: President Biden has removed the Diet Coke button. When @ShippersUnbound and I interviewed Donald Trump in 2019, we became…

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Replying to @shadow_kylie: "I bet it would be funny to put a pancake on my cats face"...

2 minutes later "JESUS CHRIST!"

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President Biden has removed the Diet Coke button. When @ShippersUnbound and I interviewed Donald Trump in 2019, we became fascinated by what the little red button did. Eventually Trump pressed it, and a butler swiftly brought in a Diet Coke on a silver platter. It's gone now.

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Russian TikTokers practicing their English to avoid getting arrested during Navalny protests.

“If they try to throw you into the paddy wagon, you say, ‘You are violating my human rights!’”

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Replying to @climate: The world's animal population has shrunk by 68% in 50 years

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The world's animal population has shrunk by 68% in 50 years

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Anime-style images automatically generated by AI.

Beware of raising the "creativity" slider too high, or you might get some truly disturbing images.

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I get that not everyone is a huge fan of Biden, but the notion that there's no difference between Democrats and Republicans is patently absurd.

(from a friend's post on Facebook)

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Quoted @Dengerow

Nick Kapur on the similarities and differences between the 1960 Anpo protests at the Diet and the 1/6/21 assault on the Capitol.

Replying to @David_Leheny: Terrific, thoughtful analysis by @nick_kapur!

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Terrific, thoughtful analysis by @nick_kapur!

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The Hanshin Tigers will have a women's baseball team in 2021

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Finnish artist creates elaborate origami samurai from a single sheet of paper folded thousands of times

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"I bet it would be funny to put a pancake on my cats face"...

2 minutes later "JESUS CHRIST!"

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Today is the day Biden finally became president.

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No Trump pardon for the "Tiger King," but he did pardon a man who once smuggled snakes for the a man called the "Cobra King."

Also, that last line!

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Replying to @PopovichN: The final installment in our four-year rollback tracking effort:

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The final installment in our four-year rollback tracking effort:

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