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The Politics of Hate and Artistic Expression in Japan
September 14, 2019

The Politics of Hate and Artistic Expression in Japan

By Jeff Kingston
Organizers of the 2019 Aichi Triennale, a sprawling showcase of contemporary art, got more publicity than they bargained for.

A Profound Development in Japan-South Korea Relations
February 06, 2019

A Profound Development in Japan-South Korea Relations

By Kan Kimura
A recent ruling has global implications.
Japan and the 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration
April 12, 2018

Japan and the 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration

By Shin Kawashima
The nation is at a new crossroads.

Interview: Benjamin Elman
December 10, 2015

Interview: Benjamin Elman

By Emanuel Pastreich
"The 'rise of China' narrative can be read in different ways, and for Japan it is a challenge."

Interview: Alexis Dudden
November 27, 2015

Interview: Alexis Dudden

By Emanuel Pastreich
How unprecedented are the tensions in East Asia today?

Explaining Japanese Parochialism
November 11, 2015

Explaining Japanese Parochialism

By Robert Dujarric
Japanese face enormous obstacles understanding the world scene.

Jet Black and the Ninja Wind: Slice-and-Dice of a Japanese Myth
August 15, 2014

Jet Black and the Ninja Wind: Slice-and-Dice of a Japanese Myth

By Jonathan DeHart
Ninjutsu, cryptography and ancient history come together in a high-octane adventure. The best part: the hero is a teenage girl.
China’s Changing Position on Japan’s History
July 08, 2014

China’s Changing Position on Japan’s History

By Zachary Keck
In recent years, China has significantly hardened its stance on Japan acknowledging its imperial past. Why?

Germany Rebukes China’s Anti-Japan PR Campaign
March 29, 2014

Germany Rebukes China’s Anti-Japan PR Campaign

By Zachary Keck
Berlin strongly rebuffed Beijing’s efforts to use Germany’s wartime past to shame Japan during Xi’s trip to Germany.

'Missing Histories': History Education and China-Japan Relations
March 11, 2014

'Missing Histories': History Education and China-Japan Relations

By Zheng Wang
Differences in history classrooms reflect the social discourse problems that underline China and Japan's conflict.

On Japan’s History: Clearing the Air – and the Agenda
November 16, 2013

On Japan’s History: Clearing the Air – and the Agenda

Viewing Japanese policy through the past highlights the dominance history has gained over the diplomatic agenda.

Japan’s History Problem
October 14, 2013

Japan’s History Problem

Fairly or unfairly, Japan will always be compared with Germany when it comes to its recognition of mid-20th century history.

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