Hundreds protest in San Francisco for Abe war apology

Apr 29, 2015

Hundreds protest in San Francisco for Abe war apology

Hundreds of people protested outside the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco, calling on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to apologize for his country’s treatment of people from other parts of Asia during World War II. Tuesday’s protest comes days before the prime minister is scheduled ...

U.S. towns pulled into Japanese politics

| Apr 25, 2015

U.S. towns pulled into Japanese politics

by Mark Schreiber

A recurring news story over the past several years concerns claims of the harassment of Japanese nationals residing on the East and West coasts of the United States. Most appear to have originated from municipalities where South Korean immigrants and Korean-Americans have successfully campaigned ...

| Apr 18, 2015

History problems cast a shadow over Abe's Japan

by Jeff Kingston

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is dogged by history problems largely because he courts controversy with his revisionist views and efforts to rehabilitate Japan’s wartime past. It’s not only moderates and leftists who worry about this: Liberal Democratic Party Vice-President Masahiko Komura has also urged ...

Apr 13, 2015

Textbooks toe the government line

The government would do well to remember that uniform textbooks compiled by the state during and before World War II went hand in hand with Japan's militarism.