June 01, 2022
Japan’s Tangled Territorial Dispute With Russia
By Cristian Martini Grimaldi
In northernmost Hokkaido, residents can easily see Russian-held islands that once belonged to Japan. Some still hold out hope for the islands’ return.
March 31, 2021
What Does Finance Have to Do With War?
By Robert Farley
Examining how Japan financed its 20th century wars provides context for understanding the relationship between finance and international conflict.
August 14, 2020
75 Years Later, 1 Million Japanese War Dead Still Missing
By Associated Press
The missing Japanese make up about half of the 2.4 million soldiers who died overseas during Japan's military rampage across Asia.
March 25, 2020
Going to ‘War’ Against Coronavirus
By Paul Kreitman
Lessons in home front mobilization from war-time East Asia.
March 22, 2019
One South Korean Province Wants to Tag Japanese Firms as ‘War Criminals’
By Tae-jun Kang
The move is short-sighted, given the importance of the Japan-South Korea relationship.
June 19, 2018
Why the 'Comfort Women' Issue Still Matters, 70 Years Later
By Hiroka Shoji
The refusal to adequately address past atrocities permeates how women are viewed in Japanese society today.
February 24, 2016
Tokyo and the Night of the Firewind
By Senan Fox
The night of March 9-10, 1945 brought unimaginable destruction on the Japanese capital.