Dec 28, 2016

Beyond Abe's Pearl Harbor visit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor serves as a reminder of the need for full reconciliation with Japan's Asian neighbors that suffered from its past aggression and colonial rule.

/ Aug 22, 2014

How WWII could have ended

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A Soviet attack on Japan proper leading to the destruction of the Emperor system and the establishment of a communist government frightened Japan's militarists even more than the atomic bombings at the end of World War II.

/ Jul 10, 2014

Cost of passive power struggles

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The chairman of the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation recalls how the failure of the navy minister to express a truthful personal opinion within a group closed the window on Japanese doves' hopes of averting war months before the Pearl Harbor attack.

An account of POWs 'in hell'

/ Mar 31, 2013

An account of POWs 'in hell'

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CAPTURED: The Forgotten Men of Guam, by Roger Mansell. Edited by Linda Goetz Holmes. Naval Institute Press, 2012, 288 pp., $33.95 (hardcover) The 140,000 allied prisoners of war captured by the Japanese during World War II endured horrific cruelties and a comparatively high percentage did ...