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Japan's Emperor Visits the Philippines: Major Takeaways
February 06, 2016
Japan's Emperor Visits the Philippines: Major Takeaways
Emperor Akihito's time in the Philippines was as much about the past as the future.
Japan's Emperor Visits the Philippines: Major Takeaways
Japan's Tangle of Ideology and Diplomacy
December 10, 2015
Japan's Tangle of Ideology and Diplomacy
Abe’s diplomatic successes are being constrained by his ideological leanings.
Japan's Tangle of Ideology and Diplomacy
How Japan Views History
November 30, 2015
How Japan Views History
Japan’s memorials and museums shape national narratives on how to remember the war, honor the dead, and ensure peace.
How Japan Views History
Japan’s Relations with South Korea
November 17, 2015
Japan’s Relations with South Korea
It is time for the two countries to resolve their differences and work together.
Japan’s Relations with South Korea
Japan: Pacifism Is Not a Moral Choice
October 22, 2015
Japan: Pacifism Is Not a Moral Choice
"Only in Japan is unilateral pacifism considered by so many to be viable national policy."
Japan: Pacifism Is Not a Moral Choice
Interview: Ezra Vogel
September 29, 2015
Interview: Ezra Vogel
Ezra Vogel on managing relations in Northeast Asia.
Interview: Ezra Vogel
The Abe Statement: A Korean Perspective
August 25, 2015
The Abe Statement: A Korean Perspective
Japan and the U.S. might prefer to keep the focus on the future, but for Korea it is not so simple.
The Abe Statement: A Korean Perspective
Ichiro Ozawa: Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII
August 20, 2015
Ichiro Ozawa: Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII
"Japan still has not become a nation that truly understands democracy."
Ichiro Ozawa: Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII
Abe Stokes History Wars by Avoiding Apology
August 15, 2015
Abe Stokes History Wars by Avoiding Apology
With his 70th anniversary statement, the Japanese prime minister fails the test of history.
Abe Stokes History Wars by Avoiding Apology
Japan and Asia: Dances with the Dragon
July 31, 2015
Japan and Asia: Dances with the Dragon
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s regional diplomacy has been dominated by Japan’s past and China’s future.
Japan and Asia: Dances with the Dragon
Lingering Ghosts: World War II and the Shaping of Modern Asia
July 31, 2015
Lingering Ghosts: World War II and the Shaping of Modern Asia
How the war’s end brought the end of colonialism, the arrival of communism, and the rise of political dynasties.
Lingering Ghosts: World War II and the Shaping of Modern Asia
Shinzo Abe and the Japanese Constitution
July 20, 2015
Shinzo Abe and the Japanese Constitution
When it comes to his new security legislation, the prime minister should listen to the Japanese people.
Shinzo Abe and the Japanese Constitution
Abe’s Japan Cannot Apologize for the Pacific War
May 13, 2015
Abe’s Japan Cannot Apologize for the Pacific War
Yasukuni Shrine will continue to compromise any apology that Japan’s leaders can offer.
Abe’s Japan Cannot Apologize for the Pacific War
Rethinking Japan's Record on Apologies
April 29, 2015
Rethinking Japan's Record on Apologies
Although hardly without blemish, Japan has been remarkably forthcoming about its wartime past.
Rethinking Japan's Record on Apologies
Shinzo Abe’s High-Wire U.S. Visit
April 29, 2015
Shinzo Abe’s High-Wire U.S. Visit
Can the Japanese prime minister address the past and provide a vision for future cooperation?
Shinzo Abe’s High-Wire U.S. Visit
Shinzo Abe’s Ill-Timed Speech
April 27, 2015
Shinzo Abe’s Ill-Timed Speech
Addressing the U.S. Congress on Hirohito’s birthday is an insult to Pacific War veterans.
Shinzo Abe’s Ill-Timed Speech
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