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Little to Celebrate on 20th Anniversary of Obuchi-Kim Declaration
August 04, 2018
Little to Celebrate on 20th Anniversary of Obuchi-Kim Declaration
In 1998, Japan and South Korea agreed to “build a future-oriented relationship based on reconciliation.” What went wrong?
Little to Celebrate on 20th Anniversary of Obuchi-Kim Declaration
Using Education to Make Japan Great Again?
April 16, 2018
Using Education to Make Japan Great Again?
The rise of authoritarian tendencies in Japanese schools is a worrying trend.
Using Education to Make Japan Great Again?
The Quest to Revise Japan's Constitution
June 02, 2016
The Quest to Revise Japan's Constitution
The Japan Conference is shaping public opinion using grassroots methods, in tandem with PM Shinzo Abe’s strategy.
The Quest to Revise Japan's Constitution
Are Korea and Japan Headed for a Thaw?
November 05, 2015
Are Korea and Japan Headed for a Thaw?
The Park-Abe meeting was encouraging, but there are structural issues that still need to be addressed.
Are Korea and Japan Headed for a Thaw?
'Comfort Women' Issue Dominates Rare Japan-Korea Bilateral Talks
November 03, 2015
'Comfort Women' Issue Dominates Rare Japan-Korea Bilateral Talks
South Korea's president wants to reach a final solution by the end of 2015.
'Comfort Women' Issue Dominates Rare Japan-Korea Bilateral Talks
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
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
Colonialism, Invasion, and Atomic Bombs: Asia’s Divergent Histories
August 12, 2015
Colonialism, Invasion, and Atomic Bombs: Asia’s Divergent Histories
When will Asians be able to celebrate shared memories of war and colonialism?
Colonialism, Invasion, and Atomic Bombs: Asia’s Divergent Histories
Britain’s Approach to Japan and East Asia
July 13, 2015
Britain’s Approach to Japan and East Asia
The U.K. should respond cautiously to calls for stronger ties with Japan.
Britain’s Approach to Japan and East Asia
China to Japan: Stay Out of South China Sea
June 13, 2015
China to Japan: Stay Out of South China Sea
China is not happy with Tokyo's recent attempts to insert itself into the South China Sea conversation.
China to Japan: Stay Out of South China Sea
Chinese Diplomat: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Were Bombed for a Reason
May 13, 2015
Chinese Diplomat: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Were Bombed for a Reason
The battle over World War II history flares up during the ongoing NPT Review Conference.
Chinese Diplomat: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Were Bombed for a Reason
Stop Obsessing Over Abe's Congressional Speech
May 07, 2015
Stop Obsessing Over Abe's Congressional Speech
Criticisms of Abe's congressional speech overlook the progress made during the rest of his lengthy U.S. visit.
Stop Obsessing Over Abe's Congressional Speech
What Japan's Abe Should Say About World War II
May 01, 2015
What Japan's Abe Should Say About World War II
To apologize or not -- that is the question facing Abe as he prepares for his August 15 address.
What Japan's Abe Should Say About World War II
Hope and History: Shinzo Abe's Speech to Congress
April 30, 2015
Hope and History: Shinzo Abe's Speech to Congress
The Japanese prime minster's anticipated speech to a joint session of the U.S. Congress.
Hope and History: Shinzo Abe's Speech to Congress
With Abe in US, Chinese Media Warns Obama to Be Wary
April 28, 2015
With Abe in US, Chinese Media Warns Obama to Be Wary
Xinhua uses historical issues to question the wisdom of a close US-Japan alliance.
With Abe in US, Chinese Media Warns Obama to Be Wary
What Can Japan Really Learn From Germany?
March 17, 2015
What Can Japan Really Learn From Germany?
Angela Merkel's visit to Japan reignited the old comparison of Japan and Germany's post-war actions.
What Can Japan Really Learn From Germany?
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