Artículos con la etiqueta ‘el pasado sigue las naciones como la sombra al cuerpo’

Abe’s shrine visit calls for wider reflection

Por • 6 ene, 2014 • Category: Internacionales

Then, like China with Mao’s legacy, Japan perhaps should go back and find inspiration in its own past. Japan was born again after the American occupation in the 1950s. This occupation, although it retained some of its old imperial gear, broke dramatically with the Japanese past, as it imposed foreign rule on a strongly independent land. Conversely, Japan doesn’t seem to be afraid of itself and ignores the fear it spawns in the rest of Asia. So we have two fears confronting each other: in Japan there is the imperial past, and in China there is Mao’s past, with its legacy of famines and bloody mass revolutions. These two memories stand in the way of a more peaceful balance of power in Asia.