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By Jane Yamazaki

Post-war Japan deals a compelling case examine of nationwide apologies for earlier wrongdoings. activities of the japanese military and govt throughout the moment global conflict prompted huge, immense affliction and misery all through Asia, leaving a legacy of resentment and mistrust. starting within the mid-1980s, apology for wartime activities turned a habitual factor for Japan. Repeated demands apology from quite a few quarters in addition to repeated apologies through jap officers offer a wealthy resource for the learn of nationwide apology and the way public apology discourse develops through the years. in contrast to such a lot rhetorical experiences that target apologia within the extensive feel, this research concentrates at the technique of the ‘true apology.’ The learn combines rhetorical, sociological and ancient methods to deal with a number of examples of jap apology through the interval 1984 to 1995. the writer means that cause is extra complicated than the ‘image recovery’ idea that's generic in rhetorical thought. extra particularly, this examine emphasizes fix of relationships, self-reflection resulting in a ‘new’ stronger identification and confirmation of ethical precept as purposes for apology.

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