Memory and Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific

Weekly Update – April 06, 2009

Korea-U.S. Relations: Fact v. Fiction, JoongAng Daily, April 06, 2009.

Chinese President Puts Five-Point Proposal on China-Japan Relations, Xinhua News Agency, April 02, 2009.

Lu Chuan (“Nanjing!Nanjing!”) Brings History to ‘Life and Death’, The Hollywood Reporter, April 02, 2009.

Japanese Anthem Controversy Reflects Broader Cultural Battle Over Nation’s Past, The Jurist, April 04, 2009.

Japanese High Court Turns Down Lawsuit by Chinese Forced Laborers During WWII, Xinhua News Agency, March 27, 2009.

On City’s Plastic Bags, an Old and Distant Dispute, New York Times, March 20, 2009.

Weekly Update – Mar. 9-23

Japan Defense Minister’s China Visit a Sign of Warming Relations, China Daily, March 23, 2009.

Q&A: Lu Chuan (Director of “Nanking! Nanking!”), Hollywood Reporter, March 23, 2009.

South Korea-Japan Rivalvy Shows No Sign of Cooling, Los Angeles Times, March 20, 2009.

Foreign Domination in Korea, The Korea Times, The Korea Times, March 19, 2009.

“Sea of Japan” Appears in Korean Textbook, The Korea Times, March 18, 2009.

“Comfort Women” Film Touches Japan, The Korea Times, March 18, 2009.

VA Hospital Pulls “Jap Surrender” Headline from Historical Display, CNS News, March 11, 2009.

KCNA Slams Japanese Militarists’ Agitation of War, ISRIA, March 10, 2009.

Weekly Update – Dec. 15

Three Kernels of Corn, Washington Post, December 15, 2008

Will Japan return Joseon royal relics?, JoongAnn Daily, December 15, 2008

Picture book on comfort women published in commemoration of Nanjing Massacre, Xinhua, December 14, 2008

Let’s Learn China’s Military History as It Happened, The Wall Street Journal, December 11, 2008

Facing the Past: War and Historical Memory in Japan and Korea, Japan Focus, December 9, 2008

[HERALD INTERVIEW]’Youths not so interested in Korean history’, Korea Herald, December 10, 2008

Reopening old wounds or finding the truth?, JoongAnn Daily, December 10, 2008

[Editorial] A coup against the current administration?, Hankyoreh, December 9, 2008

Weekly Update – May 14
May 14, 2008, 8:08 pm
Filed under: China-Japan, Comfort Women, Japan, Japan-Korea, Yasukuni Shrine

N.K. leader inspects monument returned from Japan: report, Yonhap, May 14, 2008

Yasukuni: The Stage for Memory and Oblivion. A Dialogue between Li Ying and Sai Yoichi, Japan Focus, May 10, 2008

Change in law launches Japanese military into space, Times Online, May 10, 2008

Doc examines ‘comfort women’ in Japan, Variety, May 9, 2008

Hibakusha: A Korean’s fight to end discrimination toward foreign A-bomb victims, Mainichi Daily News, May 9, 2008

Opponents try to block unveiling of memorial for a Korean kamikaze pilot, International Herald Tribune, May 8, 2008

War Responsibility and Historical Memory: Hirohito’s Apparition, Japan Focus, May 6, 2008

China’s next-generation nationalists, Los Angels Times, May 6, 2008

Japan’s role crucial for Asia, China Daily, May 6, 2008

Weekly Update – May 5
May 5, 2008, 3:09 pm
Filed under: China, China-Japan, Comfort Women, Japan, Yasukuni Shrine

Public interest in ‘Yasukuni’ high,Daily Yomiuri Online, May 5, 2008

Fukuda, Hu expected to OK regular visits,Daily Yomiuri Online, May 5, 2008

Japan, China keen to avoid 1998 Jiang visit rerun,Reuters, May 4, 2008

Hu upbeat on Tibet, gas fields,, May 4, 2008

Torch guides Chinese patriotism / Communist Party using 40,000-km tour to control public sentiment, Daily Yomiuri Online, May 4, 2008

Roundup: Hu’s visit to futher promote China-Japan ties, Xinhua, May 4, 2008

Students Capture WWII Vets’ Memories In Letters, Times-Union, May 3, 2008

Japan war shrine film stirs free speech debate, Associated Press, May 3, 2008

Caught in the middle, Star Tribune, May 2, 2008

China’s Hu heads to Japan seeking trust and respect, Rueters, May 2, 2008

FACTBOX-Ahead of the summit: issues between China, Japan, Rueters, May 2, 2008

Japan’s culture exchange chief welcomes President Hu’s visit, Xinhua, May 1, 2008

Springtime for Sino-Japan relations, UPI: Asia Online, April 30, 2008

Directory of Collaborators, April 30, 2008

Book Review: Asian Rivals, Forbes, April 30, 2008

China’s Panda Diplomacy, Time, April 30, 2008

Northeast Asia forum urges closer co-op in culture, education,, April 29, 2008

American Playwright Depicts Plight of Comfort Women, Korea Times, April 29, 2008

Nationalism in China, Washington Post, April 28, 2008

Weekly Update – March 28
March 28, 2008, 7:15 pm
Filed under: China-Japan, Comfort Women, Japan-Korea

Eastern Promises, MetroActive, March 19, 2008

Tokyo cinema drops controversial ‘Yasukuni’ film, AFP, March 18, 2008

Chinese TV series popular in DPRK, Xinhua, March 18, 2008

Sowing seeds of promise, China Daily, March 17, 2008

New Era for Japan-Korea HistoryIssues, OhmyNews International, March 15, 2008

China’s Wen, Japan’s Fukuda pledge more youth exchanges, Xinhua, March 15, 2008

Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi Meets the Press, MFA China, March 14, 2008

Tokyo, Seoul both duty-bound to mend ties, Daily Yomiuri, March 13, 2008

Japanese youth start China tour for year of youth exchange, Xinhua, March 11, 2008

Future Oriented Relations with Japan, The Korea Times, March 11, 2008

Nanjing Massacre Issue – Follow Up
December 22, 2007, 9:39 pm
Filed under: China-Japan, Comfort Women

Japan Should Act Now, The Korea Times, Dec. 17, 2007

CHINA: Japanese activists dispute Nanjing massacre death toll, Radio Australia, Dec. 17, 2007

A quiet anniversary, International Herald Tribune, Dec. 17, 2007

Five years and 5 million yuan pay tribute to massacre victims, China Daily, Dec. 17, 2007

Justice for all, China Daily, Dec. 18, 2007

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