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アメリカの友人たちへの手紙

(1) Comments | Posted May 15, 2016 | 5:35 AM

現在の日本とアメリカを取り巻く状況において、必要なことがいくつか忘れられていたり、誤解されたりしているのではないかと思い、この手紙を書いています。

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A Letter to American Friends

(4) Comments | Posted May 1, 2016 | 7:53 PM

I hesitated for a while before writing this. I thought what I am going to say here maybe nothing new.

Nonetheless, I am writing this with a belief that recalling some facts which may have been forgotten or misunderstood would be necessary at this juncture.

Regarding Japan, several things are...

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Is Japan Becoming Expansionist?

(19) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 8:08 AM

There seems to be some concerns in other countries that Japan may take more expansionist stance after Prime Minster Abe regained the leadership in Japan.

One such example is a recent opinion article of the New York Times by Professor Alexis Dudden of Connecticut University. She writes that Japan's recent...

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Is Japan Turning to the Right?

(143) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 11:53 AM

We sometimes encounter arguments in the U.S. media that nationalism is growing in Japan. The logic is that mounting frustration amongst people, stemming from continuing stagnation, is leading them to take tougher attitudes towards neighboring countries. It is interesting, but vastly exaggerated.

Here, I will not go into history to...

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