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The Abe Statement: A Korean Perspective
August 25, 2015
The Abe Statement: A Korean Perspective
Japan and the U.S. might prefer to keep the focus on the future, but for Korea it is not so simple.
The Abe Statement: A Korean Perspective
Ichiro Ozawa: Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII
August 20, 2015
Ichiro Ozawa: Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII
"Japan still has not become a nation that truly understands democracy."
Ichiro Ozawa: Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII
What Abe's WW2 Anniversary Statement Says About Japanese Identity
August 20, 2015
What Abe's WW2 Anniversary Statement Says About Japanese Identity
The language in Abe's statement reflects a mainstream consensus on modern Japanese identity.
What Abe's WW2 Anniversary Statement Says About Japanese Identity
How to Read the Abe Statement
August 20, 2015
How to Read the Abe Statement
How to evaluate Abe's August 15 statement on the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II.
How to Read the Abe Statement
How Japan's Emperor (Subtly) Criticized Shinzo Abe
August 19, 2015
How Japan's Emperor (Subtly) Criticized Shinzo Abe
Japan's Emperor Akihito appears to be determined to remind his people of the horrors of World War II.
How Japan's Emperor (Subtly) Criticized Shinzo Abe
Let's Keep the Abe Statement in Perspective
August 19, 2015
Let's Keep the Abe Statement in Perspective
It is important to distinguish between the man making the statement and the country he leads.
Let's Keep the Abe Statement in Perspective
China, South Korea Not Convinced by Abe's WW2 Anniversary Speech
August 18, 2015
China, South Korea Not Convinced by Abe's WW2 Anniversary Speech
China was blunt about its disappointment, while South Korea held out hope for better relations.
China, South Korea Not Convinced by Abe's WW2 Anniversary Speech
Abe Stokes History Wars by Avoiding Apology
August 15, 2015
Abe Stokes History Wars by Avoiding Apology
With his 70th anniversary statement, the Japanese prime minister fails the test of history.
Abe Stokes History Wars by Avoiding Apology
Abe Focuses on Japan’s 'Lessons Learned'
August 15, 2015
Abe Focuses on Japan’s 'Lessons Learned'
Some might focus on what the Japanese PM did not say; but what he did say was interesting ... and important.
Abe Focuses on Japan’s 'Lessons Learned'
Twitter Says: South Koreans Not Satisfied with Abe’s Speech
August 15, 2015
Twitter Says: South Koreans Not Satisfied with Abe’s Speech
The initial response on social media was overwhelmingly negative.
Twitter Says: South Koreans Not Satisfied with Abe’s Speech
Should the United States Be Blamed for Japan’s Historical Revisionism?
August 15, 2015
Should the United States Be Blamed for Japan’s Historical Revisionism?
In hindsight, exonerating Japan’s Emperor was a grave mistake.
Should the United States Be Blamed for Japan’s Historical Revisionism?
The Abe Statement: Did Abe Apologize?
August 14, 2015
The Abe Statement: Did Abe Apologize?
Abe's statement included the right language -- but not in the right way.
The Abe Statement: Did Abe Apologize?
Why You Should Listen to What Japan's Emperor Says on August 15
August 14, 2015
Why You Should Listen to What Japan's Emperor Says on August 15
What we will hear from Emperor Akihito on August 15 will be equally—if not more—important than the Abe Statement.
Why You Should Listen to What Japan's Emperor Says on August 15
The Politics of History in China-Japan Relations
August 10, 2015
The Politics of History in China-Japan Relations
China and Japan must remember the past, but not live forever in its shadow.
The Politics of History in China-Japan Relations
Japan History Commission Acknowledges 'Aggression,' Lessons Learned from WW2
August 08, 2015
Japan History Commission Acknowledges 'Aggression,' Lessons Learned from WW2
The Kitaoka Commission report sets the tone for Abe’s World War II 70th anniversary statement.
Japan History Commission Acknowledges 'Aggression,' Lessons Learned from WW2
Did China's Anti-Corruption Fight Give the US an Intelligence Windfall?
August 08, 2015
Did China's Anti-Corruption Fight Give the US an Intelligence Windfall?
Ling Wancheng, the South China Sea, and Japan's take on history. Friday China links.
Did China's Anti-Corruption Fight Give the US an Intelligence Windfall?
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