Memory and Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific

Weekly Update – Feb. 23

War Crimes Trial Lawyer Aided Judges, Asahi Shimbun, Feb. 23, 2009.

Government Denounces Japan’s ‘Dokdo Day’, Chosun Daily, Feb. 23, 2009.

Japanese and Koreans Learn to Live Together in Harmony in L.A.’s Little Tokyo, Los Angeles Times, Feb. 23, 2009.

China Haunted by Khmer Rouge Links, Asia Times, Feb. 21, 2009.

Local Tourism Bites Back, JoongAng Daily, Feb. 20, 2009.

Invasion of Malaysia: One Man’s Fight against Japan’s Historical Amnesia, The New Strait Times, Feb. 19, 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

Japan Air Force Chief fired over WWII Essay – Follow Up
November 11, 2008, 12:41 pm
Filed under: China-Japan, Japan, Japan-Korea, Tokyo Trials

Former Japan Air Force Chief Defends View on Wartime Aggression, November 11, 2008

‘Emperor Akihito should apologise for Japan’, says Lee Myung-Bak, Times, November 11, 2008

Tamogami — history again retold, Japan Times, November 11, 2008

South Korean president says he won’t oppose Washington-Pyongyang summit, Mainichi, November 11, 2008

Japan PM could chill China ties if bungles WW2 row, Reuters India, November 10, 2008

Japan’s new air force chief apologises for war row, Reuters India, November 7, 2008

The ghost of wartimes past, Economist, November 6, 2008

Japan air force officers reject war apology, International Herald Tribune, November 6, 2008

Specter of Militarism, Korea Times, November 6, 2008

The ghost of wartimes past, Economist, November 5, 2008

Japanese defense officials punished over war essay, AP, November 5, 2008

Japan fires military chief over WWII denial, CNN, November 3, 2008

Weekly Update – Nov. 11
November 11, 2008, 12:38 pm
Filed under: China, China-Japan, Japan, Japan-Korea, Korea, POW and Forced Labor, Tokyo Trials

Memory, apologies, reconciliation, ISN, November 10, 2008

Ex-POW tells how war changed him, Contra Costa Times, November 8, 2008

Wrestling with a guilty verdict, Japan Times, November 9, 2008

From heroes to zero, with fateful strings attached, Japan Times, November 9, 2008

S Korea protests Japan’s inspection of fishing boat, Xinhua, November 7, 2008

In Florida, an Initiative Intended to End Bias Is Killed , New York Times, November 6, 2008

Pyongyang Panic, Foreign Policy, November 2008

[Analysis] A sea change in South Korea following the U.S. presidential election?, Hankyoreh, November 5, 2008

China Criticizes Dalai Lama Over Tibet Talks , Wall Street Journal, November 5, 2008

Taiwan, China make economic history with new pact, AP, NOvember 5, 2008

German Document Faulted Japan’s Annexation of Korea, Chosun Ilbo, November 4, 2008

Commentary: Dalai Lama’s remarks add to his mistakes, Xinhua, November 4, 2008
Korea, Japan, U.S. to Step Up Joint Drills, Chosun Ilbo, November 3, 2008

Weekly Update – Oct. 27

Voices of Asia, Europe draw global attention, People’s Daily, October 27, 2008

Shuttle Diplomacy, Korea Times, October 26, 2008

Exhibition marks 63rd anniversary of Taiwan recovery from Japanese occupation, China Daily, October 26, 2008

Dutch Foreign Minister Verhagen underscores cooperation with Japan in Mainichi Q&A, Mainichi Shimbun, October 25, 2008

China, EU pledge to fight financial crisis, ABS-CBN News, October 24, 2008

China hosts reception to honor Sino-Japanese peace treaty, Xinhua, October 24, 2008

Make Dokdo Day Official, Chosun Ilbo, October 24, 2008

China peace treaty’s 30th year marked by underscoring ties, Japan Times, October 23, 2008

Chinese, Japanese PMs exchange congratulatory messages on 30th anniversary of peace treaty, Xinhua, October 23, 2008

Verhagen visiting China, Japan and South Korea, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs News, October 23, 2008

VANK Deserves Better, Chosun Ilbo, October 22, 2008

He Who Seeks The Truth , My Sinchew, October 22, 2008

Help Cyber Diplomats, Korea Times, October 22, 2008

[Column] Remembering the abandoned, Hankyoreh, October 22, 2008

Lee, Aso ‘to Mend Ties’ at ASEM Meet, Chosun Ilbo, October 21, 2008

Japan PM Aso haunted by family’s wartime past, Reuters, October 21, 2008

Differentiation Is Missing Element in Branding Korea, Korea Times, October 21, 2008

UPDATE 1-India PM to visit Japan and China to boost ties, Reuters, October 20, 2008

Weekly Update
August 26, 2007, 1:24 pm
Filed under: China-Japan, China-Korea, Japan-Korea, Tokyo Trials

China, Japan hold third regular parliamentary exchange meeting, People’s Daily, August 18, 2007

Sizing up China: Ex-soldiers reveal dark history to new generations, Asahi Shimbun, August 20, 2007

Abe Meets Son of Judge Who Backed Japan at War Trials, Bloomberg, August 23, 2007

[Editorial]The most important 15 years in Sino-Korean relations, The Hankyoreh, August 24, 2007

Spark for Sino-Japanese War was triggered in Seoul, Asahi Shimbun, August 24, 2007

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An Article on the Study of Japan’s War Responsibility
July 1, 2007, 12:48 am
Filed under: Japan, Tokyo Trials

Who is Responsible? The Yomiuri Project and the Enduring Legacy of the Asia-Pacific War by Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Japan Focus, June 19, 2007

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