July 22, 2022
Abe Leaves Behind Complex Legacy in Japan’s Neighborhood
By Hemant Adlakha
Much of the West is eulogizing the former Japanese prime minister. In China and South Korea, reactions are far less positive.
September 03, 2021
Are Yasukuni Shrine Visits a Sign of Rising Nationalism in Japan?
By Gabriel Fung
Conservative politicians have aggressively tried to cultivate nationalism in the Japanese public. Are visits to the Yasukuni Shrine effective in that pursuit?
November 16, 2013
On Japan’s History: Clearing the Air – and the Agenda
Viewing Japanese policy through the past highlights the dominance history has gained over the diplomatic agenda.
May 15, 2013
Osaka Mayor Hashimoto Calls Comfort Women “Necessary”
Toru Hashimoto sparks outrage with his comments on Japanese WWII sex slaves.