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70 Years Later, Families of Koreans Forced Into Labor Are Desperate for Answers
August 12, 2020

70 Years Later, Families of Koreans Forced Into Labor Are Desperate for Answers

By Associated Press
Thousands of conscripted Korean men vanished on Sakhalin Island, victims of first Japan’s brutal rule and then the harsh geopolitics of the Cold War.

Rethinking the Technological Story of the Pacific Theater of the Second World War
July 13, 2020

Rethinking the Technological Story of the Pacific Theater of the Second World War

By Robert Farley
Just how central was the battleship to naval operations during the Second World War?
Were ‘Comfort Women’ Forced to Fight for the Imperial Japanese Army?
July 08, 2020

Were ‘Comfort Women’ Forced to Fight for the Imperial Japanese Army?

By Cristian Martini Grimaldi
Eyewitnesses remember women among the soldiers during the battle of Kohima -- something no history book recounts.

Remembering Japan’s Colonial Abuses Against Koreans on Hashima Island
June 25, 2020

Remembering Japan’s Colonial Abuses Against Koreans on Hashima Island

By Yuji Hosaka
Despite the claims of a former resident of the island, Japanese abuses against Koreans were widespread.

Were Tankers the Key to Imperial Japan’s Early Wartime Success?
January 28, 2020

Were Tankers the Key to Imperial Japan’s Early Wartime Success?

By Robert Farley
Japan had come to appreciate the value of at-sea replenishment for its navy early on.

Echoes of United Fruit in Japan-Korea Trade Spat
September 11, 2019

Echoes of United Fruit in Japan-Korea Trade Spat

By Justin Fendos
Should companies be legally responsible for the working conditions of their foreign laborers in other countries?

Japan’s New Imperial Era Is Announced: ‘Hesei’ Ends, ‘Reiwa’ Begins
April 03, 2019

Japan’s New Imperial Era Is Announced: ‘Hesei’ Ends, ‘Reiwa’ Begins

By Ankit Panda
As an imperial transition nears, Japan announces the name of its new era.
Imperial Japan's Naval Contributions to the First World War
July 27, 2018

Imperial Japan's Naval Contributions to the First World War

By Robert Farley
What drove the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War I?

Remembering USS Lexington's Story in the Pacific War
March 07, 2018

Remembering USS Lexington's Story in the Pacific War

By Robert Farley
USS Lexington has been found.

Lessons From How Western Intelligence Tracked Imperial Japan's Aviation Technology
September 11, 2017

Lessons From How Western Intelligence Tracked Imperial Japan's Aviation Technology

By Robert Farley
What can the United States learn from its underestimation of Japanese capabilities during the first half of the 20th century?

Imperial Japan's Southeast Asia Offensive in Retrospective
December 13, 2016

Imperial Japan's Southeast Asia Offensive in Retrospective

By Robert Farley
Imperial Japan's Southeast Asia campaign is among the most successful series of military operations ever conducted.
The Most Dangerous Problem in Asia: China-Japan Relations
August 31, 2016

The Most Dangerous Problem in Asia: China-Japan Relations

By Kerry Brown
China and Japan have a thousand year history of fighting each other. What if that pattern repeats itself?

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