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From ‘Infamy’ to ‘Reconciliation’ – Prime Minister Abe’s Visit to Pearl Harbor
January 25, 2017
From ‘Infamy’ to ‘Reconciliation’ – Prime Minister Abe’s Visit to Pearl Harbor
A shift in perceptions could change the direction of the U.S.-Japan alliance.
From ‘Infamy’ to ‘Reconciliation’ – Prime Minister Abe’s Visit to Pearl Harbor
Imperial Japan's Southeast Asia Offensive in Retrospective
December 13, 2016
Imperial Japan's Southeast Asia Offensive in Retrospective
Imperial Japan's Southeast Asia campaign is among the most successful series of military operations ever conducted.
Imperial Japan's Southeast Asia Offensive in Retrospective
Shinzo Abe's Visit to Pearl Harbor: What to Expect
December 06, 2016
Shinzo Abe's Visit to Pearl Harbor: What to Expect
What to watch for during the Japanese prime minister's historic trip.
Shinzo Abe's Visit to Pearl Harbor: What to Expect
Tule Lake: Memories of Japanese Internment
September 16, 2016
Tule Lake: Memories of Japanese Internment
As discussion of internment rises in America, the most fortified city in the Americas during WWII risks being forgotten.
Tule Lake: Memories of Japanese Internment
The Strategic Lessons of 1944's Battle of the Philippine Sea
August 01, 2016
The Strategic Lessons of 1944's Battle of the Philippine Sea
1944’s Battle of Philippine Sea holds some interesting lessons for how we think about military power.
The Strategic Lessons of 1944's Battle of the Philippine Sea
This Naval Battle Could Have Changed the Course of WW2
July 21, 2016
This Naval Battle Could Have Changed the Course of WW2
If the Battle of the Philippine Sea had played out differently, Japan's navy might have been decimated by June 1944.
This Naval Battle Could Have Changed the Course of WW2
Mitsubishi Apologizes to Chinese WWII Forced Laborers
June 06, 2016
Mitsubishi Apologizes to Chinese WWII Forced Laborers
After 70 years, justice for survivors and their families… but not for everyone
Mitsubishi Apologizes to Chinese WWII Forced Laborers
Kyrgyz President Warns of Modern Fascists in Russia
May 10, 2016
Kyrgyz President Warns of Modern Fascists in Russia
Victory Day in Central Asia this year was a more subdued affair, with requiems instead of parades.
Kyrgyz President Warns of Modern Fascists in Russia
Kerry Becomes First US Secretary to Visit Hiroshima
April 12, 2016
Kerry Becomes First US Secretary to Visit Hiroshima
Kerry's trip, made with the other G7 foreign minsters, could pave the way for a visit by Obama in May.
Kerry Becomes First US Secretary to Visit Hiroshima
Review - India’s War: World War II and the Making of Modern South Asia
March 27, 2016
Review - India’s War: World War II and the Making of Modern South Asia
India's contributions during WWII have often been overlooked. A new book by Srinath Raghavan helps redress that.
Review - India’s War: World War II and the Making of Modern South Asia
Tokyo and the Night of the Firewind
February 24, 2016
Tokyo and the Night of the Firewind
The night of March 9-10, 1945 brought unimaginable destruction on the Japanese capital.
Tokyo and the Night of the Firewind
It's Time for an American Film Depicting the Chinese Theater of World War II
February 15, 2016
It's Time for an American Film Depicting the Chinese Theater of World War II
Why has Hollywood shied away from films about Sino-U.S. cooperation during the Second World War?
It's Time for an American Film Depicting the Chinese Theater of World War II
Postwar Semantics in Japan’s Self-Defense Forces
January 13, 2016
Postwar Semantics in Japan’s Self-Defense Forces
What’s in a name? Pride, honor, and history.
Postwar Semantics in Japan’s Self-Defense Forces
What If Japan Had Won The Battle of Midway?
January 08, 2016
What If Japan Had Won The Battle of Midway?
One of the most decisive battles of the Second World War could have ended up very differently. Be glad it didn’t though.
What If Japan Had Won The Battle of Midway?
Why Post-WWII Reconciliation Failed in East Asia
December 19, 2015
Why Post-WWII Reconciliation Failed in East Asia
The legacy of the war endures, impacting modern regional relations.
Why Post-WWII Reconciliation Failed in East Asia
How Japan Views History
November 30, 2015
How Japan Views History
Japan’s memorials and museums shape national narratives on how to remember the war, honor the dead, and ensure peace.
How Japan Views History
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