Memory and Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific


Weekly Update – Mar. 02

Beijing Frets Over Pyongyang’s Launch, Asia Times Online, Mar. 4, 2009.

Rape Victim Fights for Justice Against U.S. Military, Japan, The Japan Times, Mar. 3, 2009.

Why we Recall Past Suffering, JoongAng Daily, Mar. 2, 2009.

Emperor, Empress May Visit Pearl Harbor Around July, Japan Today, Mar. 2, 2009.

Japan, China Discuss Gas Reserve Development, AP [CDT], Feb. 28, 2009.

China, Japan Play Down Islands Row, Warn N. Korea, AFP, Feb. 28, 2009.

Japan and China Seek Agreement Beyond Islands Row, Reuters, Feb. 28, 2009.

Japanese Court Rules War Shrine’s Names Must Stay, AFP, Feb. 26, 2009.

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Weekly Update – Feb. 16

In China, War with Vietnam is Forgotten History, AFP, February 16, 2009.

‘Schindler’ of China Premiers at Berlin Fest, AFP, February 11, 2009.

200 Refugees from North Korea Resettled in Japan Recently, The Korean Herald, February 11, 2009.

N. Korea Threats Unite Seoul and Tokyo, UPI Asia, February 11, 2009.

Contrary Japanese Historian Becomes SNU Professor, Chosun Ilbo, February 11, 2009.

Korean-American Power, The Korea Times, February 11, 2009.

War as Memory, Business Mirror, February 11, 2009.

War, Memories, Monuments and Media: Representatives of Conflicts and Creation of Histories in Asia [Related Event], Ateneo de Manila University



Weekly Update – Feb. 9

History Sets Scene for Two Musicals, The Korean Herald, February 9, 2009.

Movie About China’s Schindler Tells Story of Unlikely German Hero, Deutsche Welle, February 9, 2009.

Unexploded Bomb Removed from Southern Japan Site, The Daily Yomiuri, February 8, 2009.

Sudden Change in North Korea, The Korea Times, February 8, 2009.

Preparing for Sudden Change in North Korea [Related PDF], CFR, January, 2009.

Japan Court Upholds Nanjing Libel Pay-out, AFP, February 6, 2009.

Aso Mining POWs Seek Redress, The Japan Times, February 6, 2009.

Galleries go Low-key, JoongAng Daily, February 6, 2009.

Smithsonian Puts East Sea, Dokdo on Korean Map, JoongAng Daily, February 6, 2009.

Japan Must Not Be Rewarded the 2016 Olympics under Ishihara, The Seoul Times, February 6, 2009.

Sinking Feeling, JoongAng Daily, February 4, 2009.

Victims of Colonialism? Japanese Agrarian Settlers and Their Repatriation to Japan, Japan Focus, February 2, 2009.

From the Nanjing Massacre to American Global Expansion: Reflections on American and Japanese Amnesia, Japan Focus, February 1, 2009.

Japan Should Follow the International Trend and Face Its History of World War II Forced Labor, Japan Focus, January 29, 2009.



Weekly Update – Feb. 2

China: New Defense Posture, ISN Security Watch, February 2, 2009

‘East Sea’ Labeled ‘Sea of Chosun’ on Old Japanese Map, Chosun Ilbo, February 2, 2009

120,000 Koreans Drafted to Japan During Colonial Rule, Chosun Ilbo, February 2, 2009

Japan to Send Anti-Piracy Vessels to Somalia, AFT, February 1, 2009

East Asian Trio, The Daily Mail, January 31, 2009

Another Trilateral Commission, The National Interest, January 30, 2009

China to Tighten Ties with N. Korea, Chosun Ilbo, January 30, 2009

N. Korean Collapse Might Require Major Foreign Military Response, Global Security Newswire, January 29, 2009

Seoul, Tokyo to Launch Joint Study Next Month [PDF Available via Lexis], The Korea Herald,  January 28, 2009

The Secret History of Fortune Cookies, Examiner.com, January 26, 2009

China’s National Defense in 2008 (White Paper), Information Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China [Courtesy of FAS], January 23, 2009



Weekly Update – Dec. 8

Japan: Chinese ships intruded in disputed waters , Yomiuri Shimbun, December 8, 2008

The battle to retrieve Korea’s old records, JoongAng Daily, December 8, 2008

Taiwan party chief heads to Japan to ease tensions, Reuters, December 6, 2008

Children ‘executed’ in 1950 South Korean killings, Associated Press, December 6, 2008

Taiwan hopeful for Chinese release of hit Japan-themed movie, December 4, 2008