Tuesday, May 26, 2015

 Japanese Nationalism: Decoy for American Imperialism? :   Information Clearing House - ICH

 Japanese Nationalism: Decoy for American Imperialism? :   Information Clearing House - ICHMay 25, 2015 "Information Clearing House" - "RT" - As the government of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to amend the country’s US-drafted constitution, granting the Tokyo’s military the power to wage war, some fear the return of old imperialistic tendencies.

Japan is ready to change its post-war pacifist constitution; it is rapidly arming itself to the teeth, building battleships and purchasing fighter jets. Recruitment posters are everywhere. Meanwhile, Japan is standing - obediently and loyally - by its occupier and closest ally, the United States.

In light of the situation, one has to wonder what is really ‘nationalist’ about Abe? His loyalties appear to lie towards the West, particularly the United States. Definitely not towards his own country and the Asian continent.