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History, Memory, and Politics in Postwar Japan

History, Memory, and Politics in Postwar Japan

Edited by Iokibe Kaoru, Komiya Kazuo, Hosoya Yuichi, Miyagi Taizo, and the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research’s Political and Diplomatic Review Project
Translated by Christopher F. Ryal

Published Titles / Political Science

Published by Lynne Rienner Publishers | ISBN 978-1-62637-877-3 (Hardcover) | 216 pages | 228.6mm (h) x 152.4mm (w) | March 2020

About the Book

Memories can be shared―or contested. Japan and Korea, just one case in point, share centuries of intertwined history, the nature of which continues to be disputed, particularly with regard to World WarⅡ.

The authors of History, Memory, and Politics in Postwar Japan explore Japan’s historical narratives, and their impact on both domestic politics and diplomatic relations, as they have evolved from 1946 to the present. Presenting the results of more than a decade of collaborative research, their book is a rich contribution to our understanding not only of Japanese politics, but also of how the historical narratives that we embrace have far-reaching consequences.

About the Author


Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Tokyo.


Part-time lecturer at Aoyama Gakuin University, Komazawa University, and Senshu University.


Professor in Keio University's Faculty of Law.


Professor in the Faculty of Global Studies at Sophia University.

Original Japanese Edition / 原書情報



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