Citizenship sagas and scandals

In this episode of the Monsoon Podcast, Dominic Harvey-Taylor looks at the history of citizenship as a tool for discrimination in Japan and how dual-citizenship has generated sagas and scandals for politicians across the Asia Pacific.

From Birtherism in the United States to Australia’s dual-citizenship saga, a dark and politically motivated cloud is hanging over politicians worldwide; who may have claim to multicultural and dual national heritage.

In this episode of the Monsoon Podcast, Dominic Harvey-Taylor looks at the history of citizenship as a tool for discrimination in Japan, and how dual-citizenship has generated sagas and scandals for politicians across the Asia Pacific.

Professor Tessa Morris Suzuki is Professor Emerita of Japanese History at the Australian National University. Her research interests include grassroots movements and survival politics in Northeast Asia; the Korean War in regional context; national identity and ethnic minorities in Japan and memory and reconciliation in Northeast Asia.

Feature image source: Commons

Music: Twisting by Kevin MacLeod

Additional sound effects and ambient noise from BBC Sound Effects archive.

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