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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.
It's Time for an American Film Depicting the Chinese Theater of World War II
February 15, 2016

It's Time for an American Film Depicting the Chinese Theater of World War II

By Robert Farley
Why has Hollywood shied away from films about Sino-U.S. cooperation during the Second World War?

Postwar Semantics in Japan’s Self-Defense Forces
January 13, 2016

Postwar Semantics in Japan’s Self-Defense Forces

By Major John Wright, USAF
What’s in a name? Pride, honor, and history.

What If Japan Had Won The Battle of Midway?
January 08, 2016

What If Japan Had Won The Battle of Midway?

By Benjamin David Baker
One of the most decisive battles of the Second World War could have ended up very differently. Be glad it didn’t though.

Why Post-WWII Reconciliation Failed in East Asia
December 19, 2015

Why Post-WWII Reconciliation Failed in East Asia

By Robert Farley
The legacy of the war endures, impacting modern regional relations.
How Japan Views History
November 30, 2015

How Japan Views History

By Shannon Tiezzi
Japan’s memorials and museums shape national narratives on how to remember the war, honor the dead, and ensure peace.

UNESCO Accepts China's Nanjing Massacre Documents
October 17, 2015

UNESCO Accepts China's Nanjing Massacre Documents

By Bochen Han
Japan is not happy with the UN body's decision.
September 2, 1945: When Japan Surrendered
September 02, 2015

September 2, 1945: When Japan Surrendered

By Ankit Panda
Imperial Japan's demise led to the emergence of the country we know today.

When the US and China Were Allies
August 21, 2015

When the US and China Were Allies

By Shannon Tiezzi
70 years ago, the U.S. was full of pro-Chinese propaganda, encouraging friendship with a wartime ally.

Let's Keep the Abe Statement in Perspective
August 19, 2015

Let's Keep the Abe Statement in Perspective

By Brad Glosserman
It is important to distinguish between the man making the statement and the country he leads.

Abe Stokes History Wars by Avoiding Apology
August 15, 2015

Abe Stokes History Wars by Avoiding Apology

By Jeff Kingston
With his 70th anniversary statement, the Japanese prime minister fails the test of history.
Abe Focuses on Japan’s 'Lessons Learned'
August 15, 2015

Abe Focuses on Japan’s 'Lessons Learned'

By Sheila A. Smith
Some might focus on what the Japanese PM did not say; but what he did say was interesting ... and important.

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