In Japan, two political issues came to the forefront in the year marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. While usually dealt with separately, the Statement by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, issued on August 14, 2015, and the security legislation based on the concept of a “Proactive Contribution to Peace” both relate to the question of how we view Japan’s place in international society. This article examines how both these issues support Japan’s commitment to maintaining its identity as a peace-loving nation and its responsibility to contribute to international peace and prosperity.
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- Economics and Econometrics
- Political Science and International Relations