May 21, 2014
Since the end of World War II, Japan’s army has never fired a shot in battle. Military uniforms have been a rare sight on the nation’s streets. But nationalism, a manifestation of social mood, is on the rise in Japan—and so is interest in military matters, according to a May 15 Bloomberg article. Enrollment in Japan’s National Defense Academy is the highest in 26 years. And Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seeking a more active defense posture for the island nation.
Nationalism is one of many expressions of social mood.
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