Проблема японского национализма

Пробыв на посту премьер министра Японии около полугода, Шиндзо Абе вызвал негодование во всех азиатских странах и неоднозначную реакцию в стране своего главного союзника США. Но будет ли администрация Буша использовать свое влияние для обуздания провокационных действий Абе?

Его предшественник, Дзюньитиро Коидзуми, любил ломать стереотипы, оживляя экономику Японии, реформируя почтово-сберегательный банк и сокрушая систему долговременного правления либерально-демократической фракции. Но Коидзуми дал зеленый свет и новому японскому национализму, настроив против себя Китай и Южную Корею во время своих ежегодных визитов в храм Ясукуни. Больше, чем кто бы то ни был, Абе способствовал формированию образа агрессивной и задиристой Японии.

Те, кто считают, что споры в Ясукуни были вызваны воспоминаниями о мрачных страницах истории, о которых Китай и Корея напомнили для того, чтобы получить от Японии политических уступок, возможно, никогда не жили долго в этом регионе. Проблема не в 12 преступниках класса А, погребенных в храме, а в находящемся по соседству военном музее Ясукуни.

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