Articles By Lincoln University Professor
Appear In International Publications
UNIVERSITY, PA ~ Lincoln University professor Dr. Anthony
DiFilippo has written articles for two international publications.
first article appears in the September issue of Magazine 9. Titled “Article 9 Makes
Japan a ‘Beautiful Country,’” the article
focuses on the importance of retaining Article 9, Japan’s
war-renouncing constitutional clause that only permits the
defense of the homeland from attack by another country.
Dr. DiFilippo said the article stresses that the time is
now right for Japanese peace groups to press hard to preserve
According to Dr.
DiFilippo, Japanese nationalists have been trying for more
than a decade to make Japan a "normal
country," that is, one with an advanced and capable
military that actively contributes to international security
operations, specifically with the United States.
In more recent years, however, Japanese nationalists have
been pushing especially hard to revise Article 9, despite
the fact that a sizable proportion of Japan's population
still wants to retain it so that the country can participate
in international security without constitutional restriction,
Dr. DiFilippo added.
Shinzo Abe, a well-known
nationalist who just recently resigned as prime minister
of Japan, claimed during his tenure in office that he wanted
to make Japan a "beautiful country" --
thus, part of the title of the article. Encouraged
by Japanese nationalists, Abe made the timely revision of
Article 9 a major objective of his administration, something
that others of his political ilk still want to see happen
Magazine 9 is
a an online Japanese publication largely devoted to preserving
Article 9, Japan's war-renouncing (pacifist) constitutional
clause, which in recent years has been seriously threatened
by revisionist political forces. Dr.
DiFilippo’s essay "Article 9 Makes Japan a 'Beautiful
Country'" appears in English on the website of the publication,
which has also posted a translated Japanese version of it.
Dr. DiFilippo’s second article, "Targeting Chongryun?” was
published in October by the Nautilus Institute’s Policy
Forum Online, at the Center for the Pacific Rim, University
of San Francisco. The article exposes some of the current
problems facing certain Koreans living in Japan.
Korean name for the General Association of Korean Residents
in Japan) is an organization that openly supports the government
of North Korea. While all Koreans,
including those that support the government of South Korea,
continue to experience discrimination in Japan, Chongryun
Koreans are most susceptible to this type of treatment, Dr.
According to Dr.
article questions the extent to which the Japanese central
government has been bearing down politically on Chongryun
because of the very poor bilateral relationship between
Japan and North Korea.”
The Nautilus Institute's Policy Forum Online,
which published "Targeting Chongryun?" is focused “on
timely publication of expert analysis and op-ed style pieces
on the foremost of security-related issues to Northeast Asia. Its
mission is to facilitate a multilateral flow of information
among an international network of policy-makers, analysts,
scholars, media, and readers.”
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