One-Hand Clapping: Japanese Nationalism in the Abe Era

@article{Kingston2018OneHandCJ,
  title={One-Hand Clapping: Japanese Nationalism in the Abe Era},
  author={Jeff Kingston},
  journal={Japan and Asia’s Contested Order},
  year={2018}
}
  • J. Kingston
  • Published 21 August 2018
  • Sociology
  • Japan and Asia’s Contested Order
There are numerous signs of a recrudescent nationalism in contemporary Japan, a trend that is elite driven and vigorously promoted by the nation’s political leadership. This is manifested in patriotic education initiatives ranging from textbooks and mandatory flag and anthem veneration, to narratives of denial in the media, manga, and film. Japan’s hardball diplomacy targeting United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) over the comfort women issue is emblematic of… 
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