Looking back 70 years before Japan's surrender in World War II shows how far the nation has come.
Seventy years have passed since the end of World War II, but memories of it and the Korean War that followed remain vivid in the mind of a 90-year-old Korean woman.
While Japan's rule over Taiwan and the Korean Peninsula may have brought some benefits, colonization is never altruistic.
Japan's colonial policies in Korea were moderate in comparison with the way some European countries treated their colonies.
Where does South Korean President Geun-hye Park's open antipathy toward Japan come from?
Why haven't black civil rights leaders demanded that the American national anthem be changed?
Recently I was asked to translate into English a short story that the Taiwanese writer Chou Chin-bo wrote in Japanese back in 1941. I was happy with this request. I was born in Taipei in 1942, but ever since my family was forced out ...
Many U.S. commentators' assumption that Japan is beyond redemption because it is a "war-crime nation" appears to have taken off at the trial of Tomoyuki Yamashita, who was convicted after the Pacific War in Manila for failure to exert "command responsibility" over every action ...
When a dispute arises between the South Korea and Japan, such as the "comfort women" controversy, the South Koreans who most fiercely criticize Japan are "liberals" while the Japanese who criticize South Korea are "conservative rightists."
Perhaps the wartime existence of "comfort women" owes its notoriety in recent years to Japan's retroactive bad conscience, South Korean politics and the unwarranted U.S. propensity to be a moral scold.