Xenophobia and chauvinism in Japan
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- Miyazaki tries to whitewash history
- 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
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.