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X China-Japan Wars
Hanaoka Monogatari: The Massacre of Chinese Forced Laborers, Summer 1945 1945
The Abe Government and the 2014 Screening of Japanese Junior High School History Textbooks 2014
Japan's New Empire and the Dōmei News Agency in Occupied Southeast Asia, 1942-45
The Two-Sen Copper Coin
Protest Art in 1950s Japan: The Forgotten Reportage Painters
'If we don't face our past, we're bound to repeat the same mistakes.' Japanese wartime medical orderly reports on army's role in maintaining 'comfort women' system
The Japan-Korea Solidarity Movement in the 1970s and 1980s: From Solidarity to Reflexive Democracy
Why Do We Still Need to Talk About “Historical Understanding” in East Asia?
Sōka Gakkai Founder, Makiguchi Tsunesaburō, A Man of Peace?
“War is a Crime”: Takenaka Shōgen and Buddhist Resistance in the Asia-Pacific War and Today
Exhibiting the Past: China’s Nanjing Massacre Memorial Museum
Abe Shinzo and the U.S.-Japan Relationship in a Global Context
Critical New Stage in Japan’s Textbook Controversy
A Zen Nazi in Wartime Japan: Count Dürckheim and his Sources—D.T. Suzuki, Yasutani Haku’un and Eugen Herrigel
The Origins of the Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute between China, Taiwan and Japan
'Why on earth is something as important as this not in the textbooks?' – Teaching Supplements, Student Essays, and History Education in Japan
Leaving Asia? The Meaning of Datsu-A and Japan’s Modern History
The Lius of Shanghai: A Chinese Family in Business, War and Revolution
Miyazaki Hayao’s Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises)
The Marines Will Not Defend the Senkakus
The Korean “Cinema of Assimilation” and the Construction of Cultural Hegemony in the Final Years of Japanese Rule
Orwell in China: Big Brother in every bookshop
Taiwan and the Ryukyus (Okinawa) in Asia-Pacific Multilateral Relations – a Long-term Historical Perspective on Territorial Claims and Conflicts
The Aftermath of the Emperor-Organ Incident: the Tōdai Faculty of Law
China-Japan Territorial Conflicts and the US-Japan-China Relations in Historical and Contemporary Perspective
The Pandora’s Box of Sovereignty Conflicts: Far-reaching regional consequences of Japan’s nationalization of the Senkakus
Deconstructing Japan’s Claim of Sovereignty over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands
Toward Resolution of the Comfort Women Issue—The 1000th Wednesday Protest in Seoul and Japanese Intransigence
Yonaguni: Dilemmas of a Frontier Island in the East China Sea
Japan, the United States, and the Road to World War II in the Pacific
Ryukyu/Okinawa, From Disposal to Resistance
History of Peace Thought East and West: its Lessons for Today
Nikon, Neo-Nationalists and a Censored Comfort Women Photo Exhibition,
Police Training, “Nation-Building,” and Political Repression in Postcolonial South Korea
Radiation as Cultural Talisman: Nuclear Weapons Testing and American Popular Culture in the Early Cold War
Buddhism and Disasters: From World War II to Fukushima−−
Kim Jong-il and the Normalization of Japan-North Korea Relations
Japan’s New Order and Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere: Planning for Empire−−
An Agenda for Peace Research after 3/11?−−−− •Japanese original text is available
The Tokyo Tribunal, Justice Pal and the Revisionist Distortion of History
ANPO: Art X War – In Havoc’s Wake:x−−
Against Forgetting: Three Generations of Artists in Japan in Dialogue about the Legacies of World War II−−
“Lifelong homework”: Chō Takeda Kiyoko’s unofficial diplomacy and postwar Japan-Asia relations−−()
Mount Fuji: Shield of War, Badge of Peace−−
Visual Propaganda in Wartime East Asia – The Case of Natori Yōnosuke−−
Japanese Tourism to Korea, Circa 1940: The Tension between Tourism Promotion and Assimilation Policies−−
Small Islands – Big Problem: Senkaku/Diaoyu and the Weight of History and Geography in China-Japan Relations−−−/ •Japanese, Korean and Chinese texts available
China and Japan at War: Suffering and Survival, 1937-1945−−1937−1945
24 Hours After Hiroshima: National Geographic Channel Takes Up the Bomb 24
Japanese Atrocities on Nauru during the Pacific War: The murder of Australians, the massacre of lepers and the ethnocide of Nauruans−−