Wednesday, February 15, 2006

New Articles at Japan Focus

This week at Japan Focus:


Makishi Yoshikazu, US Dream Come True? The New Heneko Sea Base and Okinawan Resistance (February 12, 2006)

Tomoaki NOMI, Inequality and Japanese Education: Urgent choices (February 11, 2006)

Guy Podoler, Japanese Colonialism, National Memory and Korean Football (February 9, 2006)

David McNeill, Enemies of the State: Free Speech and Japan’s Courts (February 8, 2006)

Yonson Ahn, Competing Nationalisms: The mobilisation of history and archaeology in the Korea-China wars over Koguryo/Gaogouli (February 9, 2006)

Eric Johnston, On the Road to Apartheid? Japan and the Steve McGowan Case (February 4, 2006)

William Engdahl, Ukraine gas dispute -- Has Putin gone nuts? The reassertion of Soviet power (February 2, 2006)


Lots of good stuff up there. Meanwhile Official Japan just cannot deal with what they did in WWII:

Mitsubishi, Historical Revisionism and Japanese Corporate Resistance to Chinese Forced Labor Redress By William Underwood

Just as Nazi Germany did in Europe during World War II, Imperial Japan made extensive use of forced labor across the vast area of the Asia Pacific it once occupied. This article examines the corporate counter-offensive to reparations claims for Chinese forced labor in Japan, as presented by defense lawyers for Mitsubishi Materials Corp. in a compensation lawsuit to be decided by the Fukuoka District Court on March 29. In startling closing arguments, Mitsubishi issued a blanket denial of historical facts routinely recognized by other Japanese courts, while heaping criticism on the Tokyo Trials and openly questioning whether Japan ever “invaded” China at all.

I expect we're going to be the same way about Iraq.....

1 comment:

MJ Klein said...

please don't say "we" !!!