“Towards a Beautiful Country”: The Nationalist Project to Transform Japan

This paper was originally submitted as a term paper at the University of Alberta on December 10, 2018.  By: Matthew D. Boyd Introduction Japan has entered an era of deep political change. The days of deep government factionalism and a laser-focus on economic development have since given way to shifts in mainstream Japanese political discourse. … Continue reading “Towards a Beautiful Country”: The Nationalist Project to Transform Japan

A New National Mood: The Reemergence of Nationalist Discourse in Japanese Politics and Society

This paper was originally submitted as a term paper at the University of Alberta on April 16, 2018. By: Matthew D. Boyd Introduction When the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzō Abe, took to the podium in a nationally-televised speech on the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, he was widely expected to … Continue reading A New National Mood: The Reemergence of Nationalist Discourse in Japanese Politics and Society