Japan and reconciliation in post-war Asia : the Murayama by Tōgō, Kazuhiko

By Tōgō, Kazuhiko

Japan and Reconciliation in Post-war Asia considers former jap major minister Tomiichi Murayama's 1995 apology assertion, the peak of Japan's post-war apology, and examines its implications for reminiscence, diplomacy, and reconciliation in Asia. Taking a comparative method and situating dialogue inside broader debates approximately struggle, apology, and reconciliation, this quantity assemble insider  Read more...

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However, acknowledging the vision and idealism of the Japanese of that period does not mean that all acts that were perpetrated are proof of this same vision. The recognition that things went wrong at home and on the international stage can certainly coexist with vision and idealism. In other words, the visionary pre-1945 Japan could have committed wrongs that can be broadly defined as “colonialism” and “aggression,” therefore warranting some humility, and affirming the remorse and apology expressed in the Murayama Statement.

In her work on apologies in international politics, political scientist Jennifer Lind points to the irony that well-meaning efforts, such as apologies, to soothe relations between former enemies can actually inflame them as a result of the backlash they generate at home. Moreover, she argues that international reconciliation can take place without apologies or other gestures of contrition (Lind 2008). An examination of apologies in recent Sino-Japanese relations seems to support her warning about the backlash and its damaging effect.

Pal, who had issued a dissenting verdict. In response, the Chinese Foreign Ministry refrained from direct criticism of Abe but affirmed: The Far Eastern International Military Tribunal has made a stern and just verdict on Japanese militarism. 1057/9781137301239 The Murayama Statement and Its Receptions in China 39 and opposition to war among all peoples of the world, including those of Japan. It is also the important foundation of Japan’s return to the international community after the war. There has long been a definitive verdict in the international community.

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