By Jane Yamazaki
Post-war Japan bargains a compelling case research of nationwide apologies for earlier wrongdoings. activities of the japanese military and executive throughout the moment international warfare triggered huge, immense pain and misery all through Asia, leaving a legacy of resentment and mistrust. starting within the mid-1980s, apology for wartime activities turned a habitual factor for Japan. Repeated demands apology from quite a few quarters in addition to repeated apologies by way of jap officers offer a wealthy resource for the examine of nationwide apology and the way public apology discourse develops through the years.
Unlike so much rhetorical reviews that concentrate on apologia within the extensive experience, this examine concentrates at the technique of the ‘true apology.’ The learn combines rhetorical, sociological and old techniques to deal with a number of examples of eastern apology throughout the interval 1984 to 1995. the writer means that intent is extra advanced than the ‘image recovery’ concept that's conventional in rhetorical conception. extra in particular, this examine emphasizes fix of relationships, self-reflection resulting in a ‘new’ more advantageous identification and confirmation of ethical precept as purposes for apology.
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