October 7, 2012

Hotheads Feed Off of Senkakus Dispute

Hugh Cortazzi, Japan Times

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Japanese nationalism, despite Japan's defeat in 1945, as well as Asian and especially Chinese resentment over Japanese aggression in China and other parts of Asia has never been totally quiescent. Its revival over these uninhabited islands should be short-lived if the Japanese government and voters are prepared to make cool and realistic assessments of where Japan's long-term interests lie. But there are disturbing signs that hotheads are determined to stir up further trouble.

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TAGGED: Diaoyu Islands, Senkaku islands, Japan, China


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