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2015.12.30

From Where and How Will the Future Civilization Start?

In this time of global struggles for supremacy, deep feelings well up inside of me whenever I think about Japan and the future of post-war Japan and the Japan-South Korea relations. I used to wonder what the world and the two nations’ relationship would have been like today if Japan had won WWII. Since Japan lost the war, we have been taught to understand modern history and the world with the values defined by liberals and communists, the western winning powers. Going against the current, however, I have always tried to see modern history and the world from Japan’s point of view. Today’s society has been constructed with the philosophies of liberalism and communism preparing for militaristic wars, upon which those…