Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Very Kind Of Them #50

The warm-hearted, open-minded and hard-working crew at East Asia Forum have kindly published "Commission impossible for Abe's foreign policy," -- my brief look at the Commission for a Framework for the 21st Century, the assembly of 16 foreign policy gurus and internationally adept business folk who are to advise Prime Minister Abe on his Statement on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.


Mari Yamaguchi of the Associated Press has published a blast on the backgrounds and writings of some of the members of the commission, filling us in on some of the quirks of the individuals involved (Link). Yamaguchi classes Globis Capital Partners chairman and Globis University president Hori Yoshito as being among the group's revisionists. Considering some of the material Hori has published in English -- let us say, this essay -- the categorization may not be unfair.

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