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posted on 17.09.2014, 11:30 by Taku TamakiTaku Tamaki
Why are Japanese policymakers intent on visiting Yasukuni Shrine, and why do they continue to hold China and South Korea solely responsible for the "politics of memory" in diplomatic relations? It is easy-and perhaps misleading-to suggest that Japan does not care about China or South Korea, and also to argue that Japan's memory of World War II is one of "glory" rather than "aggression." Instead, I posit the idea that Japan's memory of the war is, indeed, traumatic, and that the postwar legacy of a "democratic and peaceful" nation makes it difficult for the policymakers to countenance Chinese/South Korean criticisms. © 2009 Policy Studies Organization.

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  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

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Asian Politics and Policy

Volume

1

Issue

1

Pages

31 - 49

Citation

TAMAKI, T., 2009. An unholy pilgrimage? Yasukuni and the construction of Japan's Asia imaginary. Asian Politics and Policy, 1 (1), pp.31-49.

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Wiley (© Policy Studies Organization)

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2009

Notes

This is the peer reviewed version of the article, which has been published in final form at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1943-0787.2009.01101.x

ISSN

1943-0779

eISSN

1943-0787

Language

en