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Japan's History Wars Aren't Over with Abe's Speech
October 29, 2015
Japan's History Wars Aren't Over with Abe's Speech
Recent events raise questions about Abe's commitment to upholding past apologies.
Japan's History Wars Aren't Over with Abe's Speech
Yomiuri Shimbun Apologizes on Comfort Women Issue
December 04, 2014
Yomiuri Shimbun Apologizes on Comfort Women Issue
The right-wing newspaper apologizes for calling WWII sex slaves….sex slaves.
Yomiuri Shimbun Apologizes on Comfort Women Issue
Stumbling Blocks to Japan-South Korea Ties
October 15, 2014
Stumbling Blocks to Japan-South Korea Ties
Low-level, non-vital issues continue to hold meaningful dialogue just out of reach.
Stumbling Blocks to Japan-South Korea Ties
Could Japan Still Revise Comfort Women Statement?
October 09, 2014
Could Japan Still Revise Comfort Women Statement?
Statements from within the ruling LDP suggest that the Kono Statement may not be the final word.
Could Japan Still Revise Comfort Women Statement?
Japan and India to Sign ‘Two-Plus-Two’ Dialogue Mechanism
August 22, 2014
Japan and India to Sign ‘Two-Plus-Two’ Dialogue Mechanism
Plus signs of thawing Sino-Japanese relations. Weekend Japan foreign policy links.
Japan and India to Sign ‘Two-Plus-Two’ Dialogue Mechanism
Pope Francis Meets Korean ‘Comfort Women’
August 19, 2014
Pope Francis Meets Korean ‘Comfort Women’
On his last day in South Korea, the pope greeted Korean "comfort women."
Pope Francis Meets Korean ‘Comfort Women’
Possible Thaw in Chilly South Korean-Japanese Relations
July 24, 2014
Possible Thaw in Chilly South Korean-Japanese Relations
Tokyo is moving on several fronts as it seeks to smooth over last month’s Kono Statement review.
Possible Thaw in Chilly South Korean-Japanese Relations
The Shifting Sands of Northeast Asia’s Alliances
July 03, 2014
The Shifting Sands of Northeast Asia’s Alliances
China worries about a potential loss of control over Pyongyang, as Japan and North Korea make nice.
The Shifting Sands of Northeast Asia’s Alliances
South Korea and the Trilateral Dilemma
June 28, 2014
South Korea and the Trilateral Dilemma
Can Seoul overcome domestic sentiment on Japan and agree to trilateral cooperation on military intelligence sharing?
South Korea and the Trilateral Dilemma
Japanese Report on the Kono Statement Draws Ire From Seoul, Beijing
June 24, 2014
Japanese Report on the Kono Statement Draws Ire From Seoul, Beijing
A Japanese government panel released the results of its investigation into the origins of the 1993 Kono statement.
Japanese Report on the Kono Statement Draws Ire From Seoul, Beijing
Japan and South Korea Leave Money on the Table
June 20, 2014
Japan and South Korea Leave Money on the Table
Their history of territorial and wartime disputes continues to prevent wider cooperation on shared goals in the region.
Japan and South Korea Leave Money on the Table
Japan, South Korea Set Up Diplomatic Channel to Address 'Comfort Women' Issue
April 17, 2014
Japan, South Korea Set Up Diplomatic Channel to Address 'Comfort Women' Issue
This is the first time that the two countries will address the 'comfort women' issue in a diplomatic setting.
Japan, South Korea Set Up Diplomatic Channel to Address 'Comfort Women' Issue
Abe, ‘Deeply Pained’ By Comfort Women Suffering, Won’t Revise Kono Statement
March 14, 2014
Abe, ‘Deeply Pained’ By Comfort Women Suffering, Won’t Revise Kono Statement
Controversy over a possible review of the 1993 apology further strained Korean ties.
Abe, ‘Deeply Pained’ By Comfort Women Suffering, Won’t Revise Kono Statement
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