January 6, 2014
China Risks Becoming Asia's Voldemort
Keiichi Hayashi, Daily Telegraph
The Associated Press
Japan's record over the past 68 years shows the strength of its democracy, its respect for human rights (one is not arrested in Japan for criticizing the government), its commitment to peace (e.g. a strong contribution to UN peace-keeping operations), and its willingness to help developing countries. Our maritime forces never harass neighbors on the high seas and we have upheld in action the values inscribed in the UN Charter. Such values are so deeply ingrained in Japan that a visit to a shrine cannot undo them.
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