Yasukuni Shrine Research Paper

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Akaha, T. (2008). The nationalist discourse in contemporary japan: The role of china and korea in the last decade.Pacific Focus, 23(2), 156-188. doi:10.1111/j.1976-5118.2008.00009.x

Breen, J. (2004). The dead and the living in the land of peace: A sociology of the yasukuni shrine. Mortality, 9(1), 76-93. doi:10.1080/13576270410001652550
Breen takes a different approach to the controversy by asking the question “what makes Yasukuni Shrine different from other war memorials?” She then takes the reader step by step through the various processes and rituals of spirit and shrine rituals, honoring the dead, and remembering the past. A deeper understanding of the Shinto religion and the origins of the Yasukuni shrine will provide a better understanding
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Deans comes to the conclusion that the issue might be one of how Japan’s history should be portrayed and how should it be remembered; thereby opening another doorway to be examined.
Fukuoka, K. (2013). Memory, nation, and national commemoration of war dead: A study of japanese public opinion on the yasukuni controversy. Asian Politics & Policy, 5(1), 27-49. doi:10.1111/aspp.12015
Fukuoka argues that the differences in public opinion stem from the gap between the elite and the general population. In his paper, he attempts to determine what the true domestic public opinion is which will prove helpful when considering the relationship between Japan and its neighboring countries such as South Korea and
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H., Zhang, Q., Masui, Y., & Lee, Y. W. (2009;2008;). Historical beliefs and the perception of threat in northeast asia: Colonialism, the tributary system, and china-japan-korea relations in the twenty-first century.International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, 9(2), 245-265. doi:10.1093/irap/lcn028
Similar to Moon and Lee, the authors Gries, Zhang, Masui, and Lee approach the political issues between Japan, China, and Korea through a historical context. However, these four authors conducted a survey study of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese university students to determine whether or not “beliefs about the past” affect policy preferences. The 2009 study gives a more recent gauge of foreign policy for this region.
Killmeier, M. A., & Chiba, N. (2010). Neo-nationalism seeks strength from the gods: Yasukuni shrine, collective memory and the japanese press. Media, War & Conflict, 3(3), 334-354. doi:10.1177/1750635210378946
Killmeier reviews Japan’s prime minister visits and the media coverage of the Yasukuni shrine. Specifically, four of Japan’s national newspapers are analyzed for the detail and presentation of the information regarding the shrine and corresponding museum. The four different presentations of the Japan’s historical facts affects the collective memory of the Japanese people and is worth
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