Published by: JPIC |
332 pages | 220mm (h) x 148mm (w) | March 2017
Toward the Abe Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II
Lessons from the 20th Century and a Vision for the 21st Century for Japan
The Advisory Panel on the History of the 20th Century and on Japan’s Role and the World Order in the 21st Century
Translated by Tara Cannon
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About the Book
In 1995 and 2005, Japan’s prime ministers released landmark statements to mark the 50th and 60th anniversaries of the end of World War II. In 2015, as the 70th anniversary approached, many around Asia and the world were focused on what sort of statement Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would release. The media was filled with speculation about whether his statement would uphold previous prime ministers’ statements and include words such as “aggression,” “colonial rule,” or “apology.”
It was in this context that Prime Minister Abe himself commissioned a panel of Japan’s foremost experts—including professors of history and political science, business leaders, and journalists—to look back on the 20th century and the path Japan followed before and after the war, and look ahead to the role Japan should play in the 21st century. The statement he ultimately released drew heavily from the report compiled by this advisory panel.
This book brings together the presentations delivered to the panel as well as frank commentary by the panel members as they explore the history of Japan in the 20th century, lessons to be drawn from Japan’s experiences, its reconciliation with both Western and Asian countries, and the contributions that Japan should make to the world going forward.
The wide-ranging perspectives compiled here from some of Japan’s most distinguished voices provide invaluable insights for those wishing to better understand not only the background to the Abe Statement but also Japan’s trajectory and its place within the international community.
Published by: JPIC |
332 pages | 220mm (h) x 148mm (w) pages | March 2017