Xenophobia and chauvinism in Japan

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Miyazaki tries to whitewash history book
Mainichi Shimbun, Sunday 20 June 1999. The Miyazaki Prefectural Assembly on Saturday adopted a written opinion that demands the central government delete descriptions of controversial issues such as comfort women from school history textbooks.
The anthem and the flag
Mainichi Shimbun, 16 July 1999. There has been a subtle shift in the public's attitudes toward the national anthem and national flag bill, submitted to the Diet. Over the past month, the bill has generated debate on the floor of the Diet and at public hearings.
Tokyo gov. waves racist banner
Mainichi Shimbun, Tuesday 11 April 2000. In a viciously racist tirade that evoked images of a past massacre, Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara has urged the Ground Self Defense Forces (GSDF) to be on alert for rioting foreigners in the wake of a major natural disaster.
Yasukuni shrine, symbol of jingoism?
By Gautaman Bhaskaran, The Hindu, Sunday 11 August 2002. Every August 15, the day when Japan surrendered at the end of World War II, the shrine evokes a sense of anger and resentment even as it does fill many with nostalgic, sometimes even frenzied, patriotism.