Japan's Persistent Pacifism

As the generation that experienced the Second World War is replaced by a new cohort that is psychologically detached from the horrors of the war, the number of devotees to fervent pacifism has been shrinking as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attempts to make the case for renunciation of the pacifist constitution foisted on the country by the US in the aftermath of World War II. As a meaningful policy alternative it is no more.

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