August 18, 2018
Japanese Emperor Akihito Delivers Final Official War Memorial Speech
By Thisanka Siripala
Emperor Akihito, known for his emphasis on reconciliation and peace, gave his last speech at Japan’s annual ceremony for WWII dead.
August 04, 2018
Little to Celebrate on 20th Anniversary of Obuchi-Kim Declaration
By Jeff Kingston
In 1998, Japan and South Korea agreed to “build a future-oriented relationship based on reconciliation.” What went wrong?
April 16, 2018
Using Education to Make Japan Great Again?
By Richard Solomon
The rise of authoritarian tendencies in Japanese schools is a worrying trend.
June 02, 2016
The Quest to Revise Japan's Constitution
By Koji Sonoda
The Japan Conference is shaping public opinion using grassroots methods, in tandem with PM Shinzo Abe’s strategy.
November 05, 2015
Are Korea and Japan Headed for a Thaw?
By John Power
The Park-Abe meeting was encouraging, but there are structural issues that still need to be addressed.
November 03, 2015
'Comfort Women' Issue Dominates Rare Japan-Korea Bilateral Talks
By Mina Pollmann
South Korea's president wants to reach a final solution by the end of 2015.
August 19, 2015
How Japan's Emperor (Subtly) Criticized Shinzo Abe
By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan's Emperor Akihito appears to be determined to remind his people of the horrors of World War II.
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.
August 12, 2015
Colonialism, Invasion, and Atomic Bombs: Asia’s Divergent Histories
By Gi-Wook Shin
When will Asians be able to celebrate shared memories of war and colonialism?
July 13, 2015
Britain’s Approach to Japan and East Asia
By Edward Vickers and Tim Summers
The U.K. should respond cautiously to calls for stronger ties with Japan.
June 13, 2015
China to Japan: Stay Out of South China Sea
By Shannon Tiezzi
China is not happy with Tokyo's recent attempts to insert itself into the South China Sea conversation.
May 13, 2015
Chinese Diplomat: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Were Bombed for a Reason
By Shannon Tiezzi
The battle over World War II history flares up during the ongoing NPT Review Conference.