Tuesday, January 19, 2010

See General Tamogami for yourself

In the previous post, Professor Penn mentioned the effect of former Air Self Defense Force General Toshio Tamogami's revisionist views on Japanese politics. He won a prize for an essay, Was Japan an Aggressor Nation, which concluded that Japan was a victim of American deception and colonialism. Since being "retired" in October 2008 from Japan's Self-Defense Forces where he was Chief of Staff, the General has had an active speaking and publishing career.

He has a dynamic website that the lists all his writings and speaking engagements. The photo above is from this site.

On March 25-26th, he will be in New York City giving talks at the University Club and during a dinner cruise on the Hudson. There was some controversy surrounding these engagements, as former Governor Mike Huckabee had been scheduled to moderate. The Governor is no longer on the program.

Later: The January 24, 2010 edition of the Japan Times has an interview with General Tamogami by David McNeil, "The wartime leaders of Japan were heros."

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