Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Democracy with a Gun in Cultural News

The January issue of Cultural News features an article by Albert Brown about Democracy with a Gun author Fumio Matsuo's book launch at the Japan Information and Culture Center of the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC.

In the carefully observed piece, Brown highlights Matsuo-san's efforts at urging "reconciliation between Japan and the US over World War II scars," noting that "throughout the lecture and discussion, it was very clear that Mr. Matsuo believes that Japan, still, to this day, feels a lack of closure with its past."