Japanese militarism revival

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This video from Japan says about itself:

Demo in Shibuya, 26.12.2012

26 Dec 2012

Demonstration against an amendment of Japan’s constitution which foresees a stronger military involvement of Japan in oversea affairs.

By Peter Symonds:

The revival of Japanese militarism

8 February 2014

Nearly seven decades after the end of World II, the right-wing government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is rapidly remilitarising Japan, freeing its armed forces from any legal or constitutional constraints and revising history to whitewash the past crimes and atrocities of Japanese imperialism.

Abe has been engaged in an ideological offensive that was marked by his visit December 26 to the notorious Yasukuni Shrine to Japan’s war dead, including 14 convicted class A war criminals. The same month, he appointed four right-wing figures to the board of governors of Japan’s public broadcaster NHK in order to shift its political orientation.

The purpose…

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