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The Burden of the Past
The Burden of the Past
Kimura Kan
Translated by Marie Speed, Foreword by Gi-Wook Shin
The Burden of the Past reexamines the dispute over historical perception between Japan and South Kor...
History, Memory, and Politics in Postwar Japan
History, Memory, and Politics in Postwar Japan
Edited by Iokibe Kaoru, Komiya Kazuo, Hosoya Yuichi, Miyagi Taizo, and the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research's Political and Diplomatic Review Project
Translated by Fred Uleman, Brian Lewis, Frank Moorhead, Stephen Suloway, and Charles Stewart
Memories can be shared―or contested. Japan and Korea, just one case in point, share centuries of int...
Japan in Asia
Japan in Asia
Tanaka Akihiko
Translated by Jean Connell Hoff
Official development assistance (ODA), direct investment in Southeast Asia, participation in the Cam...
Japan's Approach to Legal and Judicial Development in Developing Countries
Japan's Approach to Legal and Judicial Development in Developing Countries
English edition edited by Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture (JPIC)
Beginning with the drafting of Vietnam’s civil law in 1996, the Japan International Cooperation Agen...
Japan's Quest for Stability in Southeast Asia
Japan's Quest for Stability in Southeast Asia
Miyagi Taizo
Translated by Hanabusa Midori
More than any other region in the world, Asia has witnessed tremendous change in the post-war era. A...
The Japan-US Alliance of Hope
The Japan-US Alliance of Hope
Edited by Nakasone Peace Institute
Supervised by Kitaoka Shinichi and Kubo Fumiaki
Translated by Charles Stewart and Anai Ikuo
The Japan-US alliance has continued to deepen and develop for around sixty years, responding to the ...
Maritime Asia vs. Continental Asia
Maritime Asia vs. Continental Asia
Shiraishi Takashi
Translated by Paul Warham
Shiraishi Takashi reflects on the diplomatic challenges facing the countries of Asia in today's geop...
Perspectives on Sino-Japanese Diplomatic Relations
Perspectives on Sino-Japanese Diplomatic Relations
The Yomiuri Shimbun Political News Department
Translated by John Rossman
In East Asia, the growth center of the post-Cold War world, two regional powerhouses survey one anot...
The Political History of Modern Japan
The Political History of Modern Japan
Kitaoka Shinichi
Translated by Robert D. Eldridge with Graham Leonard
Spanning the 130-year period between the end of the Tokugawa Era and the end of the Cold War, this b...
The Self-Defense Forces and Postwar Politics in Japan
The Self-Defense Forces and Postwar Politics in Japan
Sado Akihiro
Translated by Noda Makito
In 1947, Japan eternally renounced war and the possession of armed forces with its constitution. How...
The Territory of Japan
The Territory of Japan
Serita Kentaro
Translated by Alex Meyer
The Northern Territories, Takeshima, and the Senkaku Islands—what exactly is the territorial extent ...
Toward the Abe Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II
Toward the Abe Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II
Compiled by The Advisory Panel on the History of the 20th Century and on Japan's Role and the World Order in the 21st Century
Translated by Tara Cannon
In 2015 as the world commemorated the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the international...