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South Korea’s Real Fight Is With China, Not Japan
January 06, 2018

South Korea’s Real Fight Is With China, Not Japan

By Scott W. Harold and Jeffrey W. Hornung
Seoul is picking the wrong battle, with real implications for itself, Washington, and the region. 

China-Japan Relations Before the G20 Summit
August 30, 2016

China-Japan Relations Before the G20 Summit

By Emily S. Chen
Historical issues and maritime disputes continue to strain relations between China and Japan.
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.

Korean Man Arrested in Yasukuni Bombing Case
December 11, 2015

Korean Man Arrested in Yasukuni Bombing Case

By Shannon Tiezzi
The suspect has both admitted and denied planting explosives at the controversial shrine honoring Japan's war dead.

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.

Are Korea and Japan Headed for a Thaw?
November 05, 2015

Are Korea and Japan Headed for a Thaw?

By John Power
The Park-Abe meeting was encouraging, but there are structural issues that still need to be addressed.

Shinzo Abe Refrains From Joining Japanese Lawmakers at Yasukuni Shrine
October 21, 2015

Shinzo Abe Refrains From Joining Japanese Lawmakers at Yasukuni Shrine

By Ankit Panda
The Japanese prime minister seems to have learned his lesson about visiting Yasukuni.
China Has Its Own Problems With History
August 31, 2015

China Has Its Own Problems With History

By Randall Schriver
Beijing's treatment of history should be scrutinized as well.

Abe’s Japan Cannot Apologize for the Pacific War
May 13, 2015

Abe’s Japan Cannot Apologize for the Pacific War

By J. Kevin Baird
Yasukuni Shrine will continue to compromise any apology that Japan’s leaders can offer.

Will Northeast Asia's 2015 Be Overshadowed by War History?
January 03, 2015

Will Northeast Asia's 2015 Be Overshadowed by War History?

By Ankit Panda
2015 is the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. How will Northeast Asia handle the milestone?

Signs of Sino-Japanese Détente Despite New US-Japan Defense Guidelines?
November 18, 2014

Signs of Sino-Japanese Détente Despite New US-Japan Defense Guidelines?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Both sides seem to be trying to defuse tensions, if not actually addressing the underlying causes.
China Plays It Coy on Xi-Abe Meeting
October 30, 2014

China Plays It Coy on Xi-Abe Meeting

By Shannon Tiezzi
Despite growing speculation that a Xi-Abe meeting is in the cards, Beijing is sticking to its guns.

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