Historian Eri Hotta shows how throughout Japan’s history, leaders have used a rhetoric of peace to justify aggression and imperialism. Peace is an apparition, Hotta argues, that needs to be challenged if the country is to come to terms with its wartime past and confront the virulent nationalism of Japan’s conservative government.
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Research Article| September 01 2016
Eri Hotta; Contesting Peace: Why Japan Needs A Real Debate on Pacifism. World Policy Journal 1 September 2016; 33 (3): 12–20. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07402775-3712945
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