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Blast from the Past? A Closer Look at the Rise of Japan’s Political Right

Wednesday, February 19, 2014   19:30 - 21:00

Speaker:
  • Chris Winkler (Senior research fellow at the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) in Tokyo)

Following the LDP’s landslide victories at the Lower and Upper House elections in 2012 and 2013 as well as the return of Shinzo Abe as party president and Prime Minister, many observers at home and abroad have warned about Japan drifting to the right. Constitutional reform, restriction of fundamental human rights, a more assertive defense policy and historical revision are seen as key manifestations of this ongoing trend. This talk will address these issues by placing them in the context of postwar party history and political thought.

Date & Time:
Wednesday, February 19, 2014   19:30 - 21:00 (Doors open at 19:00)
Venue:
2F, Azabu Hall
Temple University, Japan Campus
2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Moderator:
Robert Dujarric (ICAS Director)
Registration:
If possible, we ask you to register by E-mail (icas@tuj.temple.edu) , but we always welcome participants even you do not register. / 参加登録はなしでも参加できますので、直接会場へお越しください。

Speaker:

Chris Winkler

Senior research fellow at the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) in Tokyo

Chris Winkler is senior research fellow at the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) in Tokyo. His research interests include postwar political history and party manifestos. He is author of “The Quest for Japan’s New Constitution” (Routledge, 2010). His articles have been published in Social Science Japan Journal and Japan Forum.