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Jeff Kingston

Jeff Kingston is director of Asian studies at Temple University, Japan, and the author of Contemporary Japan and the forthcoming Asian Nationalities since 1945.

Short Cuts: Abe’s Blind Spot

Jeff Kingston, 9 September 2015

August​ in Japan is a month for remembering war. Ceremonies marking the atomic bombings of Hiroshima (6 August) and Nagasaki (9 August) are followed by a commemoration of Japan’s surrender to the Allies on 15 August. More than three million Japanese were killed in what is variously called the Pacific War, the Fifteen-Year War or the Greater East Asia War, depending on one’s view...

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