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  • Higurashi Yoshinobu 
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Professor at Teikyō University. Specializes in the history of Japanese diplomacy. Born in Tokyo in 1962. Received his PhD in political studies from Gakushūin University in 2000. Taught at Kagoshima University until 2012. Author of several prize-winning studies on the Tokyo war crimes trials.
Yasukuni and the Enshrinement of War Criminals2013.11.25

The advent of the second Abe Shinzō cabinet has rekindled the bitter controversy over official visits to Yasukuni Shrine, where war criminals are honored alongside Japan’s other war dead. Diplomatic historian Higurashi Yoshinobu sheds light on the process that culminated in the secret enshrinement of Class A war criminals in 1978.

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