Gerald Curtis quoted in Reuters article on WWII anniversary

August 11, 2020

Professor Emeritus Gerald Curtis was quoted in an August 11 Reuters article, “Japan faces World War Two anniversary in shadow of coronavirus.”

In the article, Curtis said: “Fear of getting drawn into military conflict continues to strongly impact public opinion while … a defensive attitude among Japan’s conservative political leaders about Japan’s actions during the war keeps them from saying and doing things that might convince their neighbours that Japan is truly repentant,” said Gerry Curtis, a Columbia University professor emeritus. “It will probably take 100 years for Japan to move out from the shadow of the Second World War.”

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