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Komeito's Problems with Wartime History

The Komeito Party has lost any trace of its former pacifist ideals, writes Michael Penn of Shingetsu News Agency

The issue of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's fringe views on wartime history has become a global topic whenever contemporary Japanee diplomacy is discussed, but the problem of selective self-serving narratives of the past has also infected his coalition partner, Komeito. Komeito, of course, is the party backed by the Buddhist movement Soka Gakkai, and throughout its history it has been deeply attached to the Peace Constitution and the pacifist values of postwar Japan. Read the article

Last modified on Sunday, June 14, 2015

Published in: Dispatches

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