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'No consensus' in Japan about wartime past

German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently urged Japan to mend post-war ties with its Asian neighbors. Professor Ian Buruma talks to DW about the differences in how the Japanese and Germans perceive their wartime guilt. Even ... Deutsche Welle, 1 month ago

Hundreds More Scholars Join Statement Urging Abe to Face History

Hundreds of more scholars have joined the effort to urgeJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to squarely recognize Japan's sexual slavery and other wartime wrongdoings. Alexis Dudden, a professor at the University of Connecticutwho led 187 ...
 Korea Broadcasting System3 days ago

Introducing the June Issue

A nyone who voted twice for Obama and was baffled twice by what followed—there must be millions of us—will feel that this president deserves a kind of criticism he has seldom received, David Bromwich writes in this month's cover story, What Went ...
 Harpers Magazine1 week ago

PEN announces award-winners and shortlists

Today the New York branch of PEN announced winners and shortlists for its 2015 Literary Awards. Winners include Sheri Fink, whose nonfiction book "Five Days at Memorial" has already received a number of prizes, Tin House editor Rob Spillman, and ...
 Los Angeles Times1 week ago 2015 PEN Literary Awards List Of Winners  Monsters and Critics2 months ago

Thailand: Yet another coup

Thailand's military coup is democracy at the barrel of a gun. Story highlights First a judicial coup, now a military coup. Thailand's political crisis has taken another illegitimate turn, as democracy unravels. Military Chief General ...
 Al Jazeera1 week ago

The end of 1945

NEW YORK, MAY 10 - On May 8, 1945, when World War II in Europe officially ended, much of the world lay in ruins. But if the human capacity for destruction knows few limits, the ability to start over again is just as remarkable. Perhaps that is ...
 Kathmandu Post1 week ago

Weekend Roundup: A New Cold War Is Brewing in the Pacific

Is a new Cold War brewing in the Pacific between China and the U.S. with Japan playing a front line role? Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Washington last week alarmingly pushed developments in that direction. In a blog he adapted from his ...
 Huffington Post2 weeks ago
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An Anatomy of Surrender

Motivated by fear and multiculturalism, too many Westerners are acquiescing to creeping sharia. An example of Western self-censorship: Belgian officials prohibited Shark , by David Cerny, depicting Saddam Hussein as an aquatic predator. I ...
 City Journal2 weeks ago

Sawaki Kōdō, Zen and Wartime Japan: Final Pieces of the Puzzle 沢木興道、禅宗、そして戦時下日本 パズルの最後のピース

An earlier article posted at The Asia-Pacific Journal entitled Zen Masters on the Battlefield (available here) sparked a heated online debate extending over a series of articles concerning the wartime role of Sōtō Zen Master Sawaki Kōdō ...
 Japan Focus2 weeks ago

The Netherlands remembers its war dead, 70 years on

The Netherlands is remembering those who died during World War II and subsequent conflicts at a string of ceremonies all over the country on Monday. At the Canadian war grave cemetery in Holten some 4,000 people, including 60 veterans and Canada's ...
 DutchNews2 weeks ago
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