Japan's War Memories: Amnesia Or Concealment?

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Ashgate, 1997 - History - 136 pages
In recent years, media attention has been belatedly directed towards reviving World War II issues involving Japan. This study deals first with the manner in which such issues so long fell into abeyance under Cold War conditions, which tracing the vast and varied writing on the war which meanwhile appeared in Japan. Evolving Japanese views on the war are largely focussed on debate over the revision of the post-war constitution, especially its renunciation of 'war potential'. The book also contains the first overview of the decades-long litigation within Japan on the screening of textbooks, especially on the war.

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