The Yasukuni Controversy: Divergent Perspectives from the Japanese Political Elite

  title={The Yasukuni Controversy: Divergent Perspectives from the Japanese Political Elite},
  author={Yongwook Ryu},
  journal={Asian Survey},
This paper analyzes the Yasukuni problem and reports the different views existing among as well as within major political parties in Japan. The Yasukuni issue should be understood in the context of the rise of conservative nationalism in Japanese politics and Japan9s effort to become a normal nation-state. 

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