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The Abe Statement: Did Abe Apologize?
August 14, 2015

The Abe Statement: Did Abe Apologize?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Abe's statement included the right language -- but not in the right way.
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

By Yuki Tatsumi
What we will hear from Emperor Akihito on August 15 will be equally—if not more—important than the Abe Statement.

The Politics of History in China-Japan Relations
August 10, 2015

The Politics of History in China-Japan Relations

By Xie Tao
China and Japan must remember the past, but not live forever in its shadow.

Japan History Commission Acknowledges 'Aggression,' Lessons Learned from WW2
August 08, 2015

Japan History Commission Acknowledges 'Aggression,' Lessons Learned from WW2

By Yuki Tatsumi
The Kitaoka Commission report sets the tone for Abe’s World War II 70th anniversary statement.

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?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Ling Wancheng, the South China Sea, and Japan's take on history. Friday China links.
70 Years After the Second World War: Memory, Justice, and Regional Order in Asia
August 07, 2015

70 Years After the Second World War: Memory, Justice, and Regional Order in Asia

By Ankit Panda
The Diplomat's editors discuss historical issues in Asia for a special podcast ahead of the Abe statement.

'Comfort Women' Musical Builds Asian Community
August 05, 2015

'Comfort Women' Musical Builds Asian Community

By Remi Yamazaki
Dimo HyunJun Kim, director of Comfort Women - A New Musical, on adapting social issues for entertainment.
Abe’s 70th Anniversary Statement: What Should We Expect?
August 04, 2015

Abe’s 70th Anniversary Statement: What Should We Expect?

By Yuki Tatsumi
The content of Abe's statement will depend on what sort of audience he has in mind.

China and Japan: Toward a Xi-Abe Summit?
July 18, 2015

China and Japan: Toward a Xi-Abe Summit?

By Shannon Tiezzi
A recent meeting in Beijing is a baby step toward a bilateral summit -- provided historical issues don't get in the way.

Abe's World War 2 Statement: Beyond History
July 16, 2015

Abe's World War 2 Statement: Beyond History

By Gilbert Rozman
The factors shaping the Abe Statement are far more complex than historical issues alone.

Reconciliation or Revisionism?: What (Not) to Expect From Shinzo Abe
July 06, 2015

Reconciliation or Revisionism?: What (Not) to Expect From Shinzo Abe

By Sebastian Maslow
Will Abe provoke controversy in his upcoming statement on the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII?
What Japan's Abe Should Say About World War II
May 01, 2015

What Japan's Abe Should Say About World War II

By Zheng Wang
To apologize or not -- that is the question facing Abe as he prepares for his August 15 address.

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