The rise of the Chinese ‘Other’ in Japan's construction of identity: Is China a focal point of Japanese nationalism?

  title={The rise of the Chinese ‘Other’ in Japan's construction of identity: Is China a focal point of Japanese nationalism?},
  author={Shogo Suzuki},
  journal={The Pacific Review},
  pages={116 - 95}
Abstract Since 1945, the United States (US) has served as a focal point of both Left-wing and Right-wing Japanese nationalism. Both sides argued that the US was an arrogant hegemon that unjustly robbed Japan of its autonomy, and prevented Japan from achieving its own ideal national identity. Both sides frequently demanded that Japan should be more ‘resolute’ and resist unfair demands emanating from the US. In recent years, however, both camps are increasingly using the same rhetoric to… Expand
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