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Iranian Oil Tanker Disaster Highlights Northeast Asia's Faultlines
January 26, 2018
Iranian Oil Tanker Disaster Highlights Northeast Asia's Faultlines
Without substantial revisions to multilateral regimes, the Sanchi environmental crisis will not be the last of its kind.
Iranian Oil Tanker Disaster Highlights Northeast Asia's Faultlines
The Japan-South Korea ‘Comfort Women’ Agreement Survives (Barely)   
January 11, 2018
The Japan-South Korea ‘Comfort Women’ Agreement Survives (Barely)   
After months of speculation, Moon's administration decides to keep to the 2015 agreement.
The Japan-South Korea ‘Comfort Women’ Agreement Survives (Barely)   
Japan Must Not Renegotiate the Comfort Women Agreement
December 30, 2017
Japan Must Not Renegotiate the Comfort Women Agreement
South Korea's Moon Jae-in has domestic political reasons for reopening the agreement.
Japan Must Not Renegotiate the Comfort Women Agreement
The Korea-Japan 'Comfort Women' Failure: A Question of History
February 08, 2017
The Korea-Japan 'Comfort Women' Failure: A Question of History
South Korea does not allow for any nuance in its discussions of this particular historical issue.
The Korea-Japan 'Comfort Women' Failure: A Question of History
Japan’s Terrible Mistake on 'Comfort Women'
January 14, 2017
Japan’s Terrible Mistake on 'Comfort Women'
Japan has overreacted to the latest "comfort women" memorial statue in South Korea.
Japan’s Terrible Mistake on 'Comfort Women'
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
The Most Dangerous Problem in Asia: China-Japan Relations
August 31, 2016
The Most Dangerous Problem in Asia: China-Japan Relations
China and Japan have a thousand year history of fighting each other. What if that pattern repeats itself?
The Most Dangerous Problem in Asia: China-Japan Relations
China-Japan Relations Before the G20 Summit
August 30, 2016
China-Japan Relations Before the G20 Summit
Historical issues and maritime disputes continue to strain relations between China and Japan.
China-Japan Relations Before the G20 Summit
'Comfort Women' Activism in the US
June 22, 2016
'Comfort Women' Activism in the US
How, and why, activists and artists seek to tell the story of wartime sexual slavery to an American audience.
'Comfort Women' Activism in the US
'Strategic Forgiveness': Lessons for East Asia
June 10, 2016
'Strategic Forgiveness': Lessons for East Asia
"Being contrite contains real diplomatic, defense, and economic benefits."
'Strategic Forgiveness': Lessons for East Asia
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
6 Months Later: The 'Comfort Women' Agreement
May 11, 2016
6 Months Later: The 'Comfort Women' Agreement
Lacking formal implementation and combined with changing political tides, the comfort women issue will drag on.
6 Months Later: The 'Comfort Women' Agreement
Should President Obama Visit Hiroshima?
April 16, 2016
Should President Obama Visit Hiroshima?
If framed correctly, a presidential visit could advance historical reconciliation throughout Northeast Asia.
Should President Obama Visit Hiroshima?
China, Taiwan Apply Pressure to Japan Over 'Comfort Women' Issue
January 06, 2016
China, Taiwan Apply Pressure to Japan Over 'Comfort Women' Issue
Beijing and Taipei respond to Japan's agreement with South Korea over World War II sex slaves.
China, Taiwan Apply Pressure to Japan Over 'Comfort Women' Issue
South Korea’s ‘Comfort Women’ Reject Deal With Japan
December 30, 2015
South Korea’s ‘Comfort Women’ Reject Deal With Japan
Critics reject the landmark deal as political expediency that does not adequately address the victims' concerns.
South Korea’s ‘Comfort Women’ Reject Deal With Japan
Japan, South Korea Reach Agreement on 'Comfort Women'
December 28, 2015
Japan, South Korea Reach Agreement on 'Comfort Women'
The agreement could provide a long-awaited breakthrough in Japan-Korea ties.
Japan, South Korea Reach Agreement on 'Comfort Women'
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