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Ari Nakano

Ari Nakano is a professor at Daito Bunka University. She did her postgraduate work at Keio University and earned her Ph.D. Her areas of expertise are Vietnamese politics, diplomacy and human rights.

Revising the official view of history a victor in war has entrenched is no easy matter. And that is especially true in a state like Vietnam that, during the Cold War, was split between North and South, with one side conquering the other by force, and then came under the one-party rule of the Communist Party after reunification.

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