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辻政信とアメリカの対日心理戦略

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戦後のアメリカの対日政策の基本は、日本弱体化であった。だが、米ソ冷戦の開始によって、事態は180度変わった。「逆コース」といわれた通り、アメリカは、日本を反共の防波堤にすべくそれまでの日本弱体化政策を棚上げし、日本の復興を急いだ。
アメリカの矛盾は、ソ連封じ込めと興亜論封じ込めの両立を試みることから必然的にもたらされた。当時のアメリカの苦悩は、公開されたアメリカ政府文書でも裏づけられている。 Continue reading “辻政信とアメリカの対日心理戦略” »

A New Path for Japan

A New Path for Japan
By YUKIO HATOYAMA

In the post-Cold War period, Japan has been continually buffeted by the winds of market fundamentalism in a U.S.-led movement that is more usually called globalization. In the fundamentalist pursuit of capitalism people are treated not as an end but as a means. Consequently, human dignity is lost.
How can we put an end to unrestrained market fundamentalism and financial capitalism, that are void of morals or moderation, in order to protect the finances and livelihoods of our citizens? That is the issue we are now facing.
In these times, we must return to the idea of fraternity ? as in the French slogan “liberte, egalite, fraternite” ? as a force for moderating the danger inherent within freedom.
Fraternity as I mean it can be described as a principle that aims to adjust to the excesses of the current globalized brand of capitalism and accommodate the local economic practices that have been fostered through our traditions.
The recent economic crisis resulted from a way of thinking based on the idea that American-style free-market economics represents a universal and ideal economic order, and that all countries should modify the traditions and regulations governing their economies in line with global (or rather American) standards. Continue reading “A New Path for Japan” »

『デイリー・テレグラフ』紙「日中同盟検討を開始」

China and Japan begin talks on building alliance
By Julian Ryall in Tokyo and Malcolm Moore in Shanghai
Telegraph, 5 Oct 2009

Japan and China have been sworn enemies since the Emperor Meiji’s military routed the Chinese forces more than a century ago.
But in a move that will send shock waves around the world, the two countries have begun talks on forging a new union that could make them the most powerful force in the world.
Tokyo and Beijing are discussing plans to create an “East Asian Community,” similar to the European Union, that would improve economic and political relationships in the region. Continue reading “『デイリー・テレグラフ』紙「日中同盟検討を開始」” »