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.

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
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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Articles on Korean War Criminals
March 23, 2007, 12:53 am
Filed under: Japan-Korea, Tokyo Trials

The complicated history of Korean war criminals, The Hankyoreh, March 14, 2007

Convicted of war crimes during WWII, 80-year-old Korean tells his story The Hankyoreh, March 14, 2007

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High Court Orders NHK Redress over Sex-slave ‘Trial’ Program
January 30, 2007, 4:59 am
Filed under: Comfort Women, Japan, Tokyo Trials

Japan’s NHK in WWII sex slave row, BBC News, January 29, 2007

NHK stung by censorship suit appeal, The Japan Times, January 29, 2007

Japan High Court Orders NHK Redress over Sex-slave ‘Trial’ Program, The Seoul Times, January 30, 2007

Court orders NHK to pay compensation over program on sex slaves, Mainichi MSN, January 29, 2007

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More on China-Japan Joint History Research
January 8, 2007, 3:42 am
Filed under: China-Japan, History Textbooks, Tokyo Trials

Japan and China attempt to resolve history disputes, UKTV History, January 2, 2007

Disputes over history seen as biggest hindrance to Japan-China ties, Deutsche Presse, December 30, 2006

China says verdict of Tokyo trial cannot be overturned as evidence is “ironclad”, CCTV China, December 29, 2006

Editorial: China, Japan and the history war, Taipei Times, December 27, 2006

China-Japan Scholars to Settle Disputes in History, Repair Ties, Bloomberg, December 26, 2006

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China-Japan Joint History Study
December 28, 2006, 9:53 pm
Filed under: China-Japan, Comfort Women, History Textbooks, Tokyo Trials

Will Japan-China study narrow gaps in history?, Daily Yomiuri, December 24, 2006

Japan-China talks on shared past, BBC, December 26, 2006

China: Verdicts of Tokyo Trial cannot be “overturned”, Xinhua, December 27, 2006

China, Japan end first joint study session on bloody history, more talks next year, The International Herald Tribune, December 27, 2006

Japan and its neighbours: A year for diplomacy, The Economist, December 28, 2006

China-Japan history panel to meet again in March, The Japan Times, December 28, 2006

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