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Japan must shake off US-style globalization

The likely next prime minister outlines his hopes for a more Asia-focused Japan.

By Yukio Hatoyama

Courtesy: CSMonitor, August 19, 2009, via Globeistan

Tokyo – In the post-cold war period, Japan has been continually buffeted by the winds of market fundamentalism in a US-led movement that is more usually called globalization. Freedom is supposed to be the highest of all values, but in the fundamentalist pursuit of capitalism people are treated not as an end but as a means. Consequently, human dignity has been lost.

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