Fear of Trump Inspires Japanese Authors

Japanese publishing trend warns of an ugly future under Trump

In 20 days, voters will cast their ballots for the next President of the United States, but according to the Washington Post, Japanese writers have already written dozens of books envisioning what the world will look like if the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, were to win the election. The verdict? Pretty bleak. Is our close ally trying to send us a message through its authors? The titles certainly don’t hold back.

1. Trump Will Destroy U.S.-Japanese Relations by Yoshiki Hidaka

Tell us how you really feel, Yoshiki Hidaka. Jokes aside, the writer expresses a legitimate concern as Donald Trump continues to make inaccurate comments about the United States’s relationship and history with Japan.

2. Trump Fever: America’s Anti-Intellectualism by Masahiro Miyazaki

Political commentator Mashiro Miyazaki analyzes the potential repercussions a Trump presidency would have for Japan. In his book, he attempts to explain to his audience why certain Americans see Trump as an attractive option.

3. Collapsing America: The World Will Go Mad If There Is President Trump by Kumi Yokoe

Yokoe has been grappling with the rise of Donald Trump for awhile now. She wrote this book before Trump received the nomination, and in it she considers how the U.S.-Japanese alliance will evolve (or devolve) with Trump as the president.

For more information about the blooming Trump publishing industry in Japan, check out the full report from the Washington Post.

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