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February 07, 2017

Historical Reconciliation Revisited
The Abe Statement and the Way Forward

In August 2016, one year after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s historic statement commemorating the seventieth anniversary of the end of ...

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January 12, 2016

The Impact of LDP Politics on Japan-China Relations

In a unique research project, Masaya Inoue analyzed the deepening chill between Tokyo and Beijing since the 1990s from the ...

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January 07, 2016

Building the Japan-US Alliance, 1951–72: A Diplomatic Reassessment

A narrow focus on the left-right divide that defined the “1955 setup” of postwar Japanese politics has created an oversimplified ...

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December 02, 2015

The New Security Legislation and Japanese Public Reaction

The Abe cabinet succeeded in passing legislation to expand the scope of Japan’s security options in September, but the strength ...

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November 30, 2015

Is Historical Reconciliation Possible?
A Seventieth Anniversary Assessment (2)

On July 6, 2015, with Prime Minister Abe’s much-anticipated 70th Anniversary Statement in the offing, the Tokyo Foundation held a ...

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November 11, 2015

Is Historical Reconciliation Possible?
A Seventieth Anniversary Assessment (1)

On July 6, 2015, with Prime Minister Abe’s much-anticipated seventieth anniversary statement in the offing, the ninety-fifth Tokyo Foundation Forum ...

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November 05, 2015

Japan’s Security Legislation from an Operational Perspective

There was very little debate on the actual substance of Japan’s recently enacted security legislation, despite the uproar it caused ...

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October 08, 2015

Abe’s Hollow Victory?
Public Uproar over Collective Self-Defense

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe achieved a cherished policy goal with the September 19, 2015, passage of security legislation revising the ...

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October 07, 2015

Compromise Possible on the Northern Territories

The Northern Territories are not part of the Kuril Islands but are the inherent territories of Japan and have never ...

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October 05, 2015

Abe’s 70th Anniversary Statement: Historical Realism, not Revisionism

Prime Minister Abe's statement on the seventieth anniversary of the end of World War II turned out to be less ...

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