August 12, 2020
70 Years Later, Families of Koreans Forced Into Labor Are Desperate for Answers
By Associated Press
Thousands of conscripted Korean men vanished on Sakhalin Island, victims of first Japan’s brutal rule and then the harsh geopolitics of the Cold War.
July 08, 2020
Were ‘Comfort Women’ Forced to Fight for the Imperial Japanese Army?
By Cristian Martini Grimaldi
Eyewitnesses remember women among the soldiers during the battle of Kohima -- something no history book recounts.
June 25, 2020
Remembering Japan’s Colonial Abuses Against Koreans on Hashima Island
By Yuji Hosaka
Despite the claims of a former resident of the island, Japanese abuses against Koreans were widespread.
June 24, 2020
Japanese Island Marks 75 Years Since Battle of Okinawa
By Associated Press
Japanese residents of Okinawa remembered the legacy of one of World War II’s deadliest battles.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.