Washington’s push to rebuild Japan’s military, disbanded after World War II, is incredibly dangerous. Not only would remilitarization stoke conflict in the region, it would also embolden the growing Japanese far right.
Gabriel Rodriguez is a data scientist and freelance author. He has a master’s degree in sociolinguistics from Georgetown University, where he studied the political underpinnings of language endangerment with a focus in East Asia.
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