Takeo Akiba

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Troops from various nations take part in a joint military drill at Camp Narashino in Funabashi, Japan, on Jan. 7. (Richard A. Brooks/AFP)

The Meiji Restoration in the second half of the 19th century is regarded by the Japanese people as an epic period in which our nation transformed itself from a feudal society into a modern democratic state. As Western countries expanded their influence in East Asia, the government of Japan sought to catch up through industrial development and enhancement of military power, while accepting new values ​​from the West.

Now, more than 150 years later, another epic change is underway, in which Japan sees its role in the world as one of maintaining universal values and protecting the international order based on the rule of law.…  Seguir leyendo »