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[Campus ASIA] Special Lecture by Dr. Deokhyo Choi (Korea University)

[CAMPUS ASIA] SPECIAL LECTURE BY DR. DEOKHYO CHOI (KOREA UNIVERSITY) "THE PARADOX OF A PACIFIST NATION: RISK MANAGEMENT AND THE CONSTITUTION IN U.S.-OCCUPIED JAPAN DURING THE KOREAN WAR"

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[Campus ASIA] Special Lecture by Dr. Deokhyo Choi (Korea University) "The Paradox of a Pacifist Nation: Risk Management and the Constitution in U.S.-Occupied Japan during the Korean War"
Date
May 29 , 2017
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CAMPUS ASIA SPECIAL LECTURE

 

The Paradox of a Pacifist Nation:

Risk Management and the Constitution

in U.S.-Occupied Japan during the Korean War

 

Dr. Deokhyo Choi (Korea University)

 

How “pacifist” is pacifist Japan? It is a commonly held view that there are clear discrepancies between the ideal and the reality of a pacifist nation. Japan’s “pacifist constitution,” which declares the renouncement of “war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes,” coexists with its “Self-Defense Forces,” one of the foremost military powers in the contemporary world. Similarly, Japan’s anti-nuclear pacifism coexists with its close security alliance with the United States and its place under the U.S. nuclear umbrella. This talk examines the historical origins of Japan’s self-contradictory pacifism. The talk focuses particularly on the impact of the Korean War and discusses how pacifist Japan became a critical locus in fighting the war.

 

Date: May 31, 2017 (WED)

Time: 17:00~18:00

Location: Room #219 International Studies Hall

 

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