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MUSINGS / June 21, 2010
The following is a translation of the Henshu Techo column from The Yomiuri Shimbun's June 21 issue.
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It was in 1967 that Yonosuke Nagai, a scholar of international politics and a professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, was awarded the Yoshino Sakuzo Prize, making a glorious debut as a critic.
Nagai caused waves with his development of an innovative political theory based on pragmatism, in opposition to pacifism and Marxism that still prevailed among scholars and critics at that time.
In his recent policy speech at the Diet, Prime Minister Naoto Kan referred to his interaction with the …