Japan's Foreign Ministry on the Offensive with Peace
Friday, August 5, 2005 Posted: 09:48 AM JST
The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, shocked by Chinese and Korean anti-Japan protests earlier this year, and international campaigns against Japan's ambition for a seat on the UN Security Council, has gone on the offensive. This week it published a new pamphlet, showing a stronger focus on Japan as a peace loving country. 60 Years: The Path of a Nation Striving for Global Peace (PDF Pamphlet) shows a timeline since 1945 highlighting Japanese contributions to world peace.
Japan is one of the few countries in the world whose soldiers have not killed another country's citizen during the past sixty years. It is about time that Japanese diplomats more effectively spread this message.
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