【Meet the People 1】Satoshi NAKANO

Professor Satoshi Nakano’s scholarship covers the Philippine Studies, International Relations among the Philippines, U.S. and Japan and Politics of Memory. One of the recent practical influences of his scholarship was on Japanese Emperor Akihito’s visit to the Philippines this January, in which Emperor Akihito addressed not only damages of war at large –usual ambiguities of Japanese politicians’ speeches on the issues surrounding Asia Pacific War– but actual sufferings of the Filipinos. He stated, “Last year Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. During this war, fierce battles between Japan and the United States took place on Philippine soil, resulting in the loss of many Filipino lives and leaving many Filipinos injured. This is something we Japanese must never forget and we intend to keep this engraved in our hearts throughout our visit.”


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