By Jane Yamazaki
Post-war Japan bargains a compelling case learn of nationwide apologies for earlier wrongdoings. activities of the japanese military and executive through the moment global warfare brought on huge, immense soreness and misery all through Asia, leaving a legacy of resentment and mistrust. starting within the mid-1980s, apology for wartime activities grew to become a routine factor for Japan. Repeated demands apology from a number of quarters in addition to repeated apologies via jap officers supply a wealthy resource for the research of nationwide apology and the way public apology discourse develops over the years.
Unlike such a lot rhetorical reports that concentrate on apologia within the wide experience, this learn concentrates at the technique of the ‘true apology.’ The research combines rhetorical, sociological and old ways to handle a number of examples of eastern apology in the course of the interval 1984 to 1995. the writer means that cause is extra complicated than the ‘image recovery’ conception that's primary in rhetorical thought. extra in particular, this learn emphasizes fix of relationships, self-reflection resulting in a ‘new’ enhanced id and confirmation of ethical precept as purposes for apology.
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Japanese Apologies for World War II: A Rhetorical Study (Routledge Contemporary Japan Series) by Jane Yamazaki