December 27, 2013
Is Japan Finally a 'Normal Country'?
Lionel Pierre Fatton, The Diplomat
The Associated Press
So is Japan now finally a normal country? The question has been asked and debated for about two decades, the answer quite naturally depending on the definition given to the concept of “normal country.” A first step to address this question is to approach it in reverse, asking why Japan was seen as “abnormal” in the first place.