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The Return of Japan’s Imperialists (FRANCE 24 English, 2017)

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FRANCE 24 English, 2017

Nippon Kaigi, or the so-called Japan Conference, is the country’s most influential conservative lobby. Its members deny Japanese wartime atrocities and want to create a new nation centered on the Imperial family. Now they oppose plans to allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate, possibly in early 2018.

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