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As Hiroshima's legacy fades, Japan's postwar pacifism is fraying

Dr James Babb writes about the legacy of the atomic bombings and Japanese attitudes towards pacifism.

In his piece for the Conversation James notes the change in attitude towards pacifism shown by a younger generation, being taken further by the conservative Liberal Democratic Party with largely unpopular defence bills making their way through Japanese parliament.

Read As Hiroshima's legacy fades, Japan's postwar pacifism is fraying on the Conversation.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial image by Dmitrij Rodionov; licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0.

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published on: 14 August 2015