December 16, 2012

Japan's Troubling Right Turn

Kathryn Ibata-Arens, The Daily Beast

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A militaristic coalition is poised for gains in Sunday’s elections, behind right-wing former governor Shintaro Ishihara. Why America has much at stake with its closest Asian ally.

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TAGGED: Shintaro Ishihara, Shinzo Abe, LDP, Japan


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