Japan and the Dangers of the National Security Law

It is a historical irony that the government of Premier Shinzo Abe motivates the new law on State secrets protection by tying it to the creation of a National Security Council (NCS), decided by the parliament December 6, 2013. The reason for the creation of NSC, in its turn, as given by the …

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China and Japan: Consigning History to History: Japan and the History Consciousness Problem

It goes without saying that regional tension in East Asia hardly can be resolved unless Japan fully acknowledges its responsibility for its warfare there during fifteen years in the first part of the 20th century. Innumerable times Japan has been unfavorably compared with Germany in this regard. …

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