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The Significance of Abe’s Pearl Harbor Visit
January 25, 2017

The Significance of Abe’s Pearl Harbor Visit

By Seiko Mimaki
The Japanese prime minister’s visit shows that liberals don’t have the monopoly on reconciliation.
From ‘Infamy’ to ‘Reconciliation’ – Prime Minister Abe’s Visit to Pearl Harbor
January 25, 2017

From ‘Infamy’ to ‘Reconciliation’ – Prime Minister Abe’s Visit to Pearl Harbor

By Yuichi Hosoya
A shift in perceptions could change the direction of the U.S.-Japan alliance.

Imperial Japan's Southeast Asia Offensive in Retrospective
December 13, 2016

Imperial Japan's Southeast Asia Offensive in Retrospective

By Robert Farley
Imperial Japan's Southeast Asia campaign is among the most successful series of military operations ever conducted.

Shinzo Abe's Visit to Pearl Harbor: What to Expect
December 06, 2016

Shinzo Abe's Visit to Pearl Harbor: What to Expect

By Yuki Tatsumi
What to watch for during the Japanese prime minister's historic trip.

Tule Lake: Memories of Japanese Internment
September 16, 2016

Tule Lake: Memories of Japanese Internment

By Casey Michel
As discussion of internment rises in America, the most fortified city in the Americas during WWII risks being forgotten.
The Strategic Lessons of 1944's Battle of the Philippine Sea
August 01, 2016

The Strategic Lessons of 1944's Battle of the Philippine Sea

By Robert Farley
1944’s Battle of Philippine Sea holds some interesting lessons for how we think about military power.

This Naval Battle Could Have Changed the Course of WW2
July 21, 2016

This Naval Battle Could Have Changed the Course of WW2

By Ben Ho Wan Beng
If the Battle of the Philippine Sea had played out differently, Japan's navy might have been decimated by June 1944.
Mitsubishi Apologizes to Chinese WWII Forced Laborers
June 06, 2016

Mitsubishi Apologizes to Chinese WWII Forced Laborers

By Peter Bittner
After 70 years, justice for survivors and their families… but not for everyone

Kyrgyz President Warns of Modern Fascists in Russia
May 10, 2016

Kyrgyz President Warns of Modern Fascists in Russia

By Catherine Putz
Victory Day in Central Asia this year was a more subdued affair, with requiems instead of parades.

Kerry Becomes First US Secretary to Visit Hiroshima
April 12, 2016

Kerry Becomes First US Secretary to Visit Hiroshima

By Shannon Tiezzi
Kerry's trip, made with the other G7 foreign minsters, could pave the way for a visit by Obama in May.

Review - India’s War: World War II and the Making of Modern South Asia
March 27, 2016

Review - India’s War: World War II and the Making of Modern South Asia

By Nigel Collett
India's contributions during WWII have often been overlooked. A new book by Srinath Raghavan helps redress that.
Tokyo and the Night of the Firewind
February 24, 2016

Tokyo and the Night of the Firewind

By Senan Fox
The night of March 9-10, 1945 brought unimaginable destruction on the Japanese capital.

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