Sunday, March 21, 2010

Probe into Japan-U.S. secret pacts may lead to criticism of ministry

On March 21, the Yomiuri Shimbun published a story about Katsuya Okada, the Japanese foreign minister, and his investigation into the secret agreements between Japan and America.

“The foreign minister has opened Pandora’s box,” said one Japanese official.

In INDB, next to this quote, I wrote the following.
Japan and America fought each other during World War II. The war ended with the explosion of two atomic bombs. We got through that. We can get through whatever is in those documents. Whatever happened occurred decades ago. The people are ready to move forward. They deserve the truth. Hatoyama says he wants to make Japan truly democratic. The people need to be informed to have a real democracy. This will be Hatoyama’s biggest test.
Of course, Hatoyama failed that test miserably.

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