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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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