That is the sound that this essay by Soeya Yoshihide, Director of Keio University's Institute of East Asian Studies, makes. It delivers a punishing blow to the arguments of a raft of U.S. and U.K. monographs and op-eds published over the last two decades on the significance of Japan's normalization in military affairs.
Given the number of targets it hits, it is the whack-a-mole of blog posts.
Thwack! Thwack! Thwack!
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