Asian Voices: Promoting Dialogue Between the US and Asia ─Memory Wars: Politics of War Remembrance in Japan
|Regular Projects/Special Funds||The Sasakawa Peace Foundation|
|Author/Editor||SPF-USA Fujiwara Kiichi|
Dr. Kiichi Fujiwara will examine the issue of how wars are not forgotten; they are repeatedly 'remembered,' and that the political impact of war memories may increase over time. He has written that memories of war may be quite distinct in their morals and lessons; conflicts break out by the encounter of diverse memories, as in the case of war memories in Asia. In the seminar, Dr. Fujiwara will discuss the rise and fall of various war memories, along with their relation to the political setting of the time.