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Jeff Kingston

Jeff Kingston lives in Tokyo, teaches history at Temple University Japan and has been contributing to The Japan Times since 1988. “Contemporary Japan” (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) is his most recent book.

For Jeff Kingston's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

| Feb 11, 2017

Dealing with Taiwan's nightmares past and present

On Feb. 28, Taiwan will commemorate the 70th anniversary of what is known as the 2.28 Incident, when Taiwanese rioted against mainlanders from the Kuomintang (KMT) who had taken over control of the island when the Japanese departed in 1945 following their defeat in ...

Media deployed to fight history wars in East Asia

| Jan 21, 2017

Media deployed to fight history wars in East Asia

At a recent conference funded by the Toshiba Foundation on the media’s role in representing the shared wartime past in East Asia, scholars and journalists gathered at Cambridge University to assess the current state of play. In general, the gathered academics understood the demands ...