Is Nationalism on the Rise in Japan? | University of Oxford

Is Nationalism on the Rise in Japan?

Speaker
Jennifer Lind (Dartmouth)
Event date
Event time
17:00
Venue
St Antony's College
62 Woodstock Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6JF
Venue details

Dahrendorf Room

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
None
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Observers argue that in recent years, particularly under the Shinzo Abe government, Japan has grown more nationalistic. At a precarious time in East Asian international relations, such a trend would have significant implications for Japan’s relations with China, South Korea, and the United States. But is Japanese nationalism actually behaving as many commentators assert? This paper defines and measures Japanese nationalism across time and across space. It finds that Japanese nationalism is not “on the rise”: that it is actually moving in a more cosmopolitan (rather than nationalistic) direction.