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Japanese Emperor Akihito Delivers Final Official War Memorial Speech
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.

Little to Celebrate on 20th Anniversary of Obuchi-Kim Declaration
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?
Using Education to Make Japan Great Again?
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.

The Quest to Revise Japan's Constitution
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.

Are Korea and Japan Headed for a Thaw?
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.

'Comfort Women' Issue Dominates Rare Japan-Korea Bilateral Talks
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.

How Japan's Emperor (Subtly) Criticized Shinzo Abe
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.
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.

Colonialism, Invasion, and Atomic Bombs: Asia’s Divergent Histories
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?

Britain’s Approach to Japan and East Asia
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.

China to Japan: Stay Out of South China Sea
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.
Chinese Diplomat: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Were Bombed for a Reason
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.

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