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The Doolittle Raiders and Chinese Revisionist History
April 19, 2019

The Doolittle Raiders and Chinese Revisionist History

By Bonnie Girard
Generational censorship left a story of U.S.-China cooperation, bravery, and sacrifice untold.

Japan, South Korea Foreign Ministers Meet Amid Bilateral Chill
January 26, 2019

Japan, South Korea Foreign Ministers Meet Amid Bilateral Chill

By Daniel Hurst
Just before the meeting, South Korea accused Japan of a provocative flight over a Korean destroyer.
MacArthur, Corregidor, and the Battle for the Philippines
April 13, 2017

MacArthur, Corregidor, and the Battle for the Philippines

By Francis P. Sempa
MacArthur's famous return to the Philippines hinged on retaking "the Rock."

World War II Anniversary Once Again Sparks Controversy in East Asia
August 16, 2016

World War II Anniversary Once Again Sparks Controversy in East Asia

By Mina Pollmann
The 71st anniversary of Japan's surrender saw several officials visit Yasukuni Shrine, although PM Abe did not.

Confirmed: Chinese Navy Entered US Territorial Waters off Alaska
September 04, 2015

Confirmed: Chinese Navy Entered US Territorial Waters off Alaska

By Shannon Tiezzi
Plus, China as the engine of global growth and Japanese war criminals in post-WWII China. Friday links.

Remembering World War II in Asia: Dishonest Visions of History?
August 13, 2015

Remembering World War II in Asia: Dishonest Visions of History?

By Colin Jones
Cold War divisions, now shorn of their ideological pretensions, have achieved a kind of second life in war memory.

The 100 Days That Ended the ‘White Man’s Burden’ in Asia
August 11, 2015

The 100 Days That Ended the ‘White Man’s Burden’ in Asia

By Franz-Stefan Gady
In just three months, the Imperial Japanese Army ended 150 years of European domination of Asia.
Remembering History’s Mightiest Warship
March 05, 2015

Remembering History’s Mightiest Warship

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The brief look at the story behind the largest battleship ever constructed in naval history.

Japan’s Legendary Warship Found Near The Philippines
March 05, 2015

Japan’s Legendary Warship Found Near The Philippines

By Prashanth Parameswaran
One of the world’s largest and most advanced battleships was discovered this week.

Japan's Crown Prince Rebukes Historical Revisionism
February 25, 2015

Japan's Crown Prince Rebukes Historical Revisionism

By Ankit Panda
Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito cautioned that Japan should "humbly and correctly" look back on its past.

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