[KS] Free Download Offer, Wilson Center, -Contested Memories and Reconciliation Challenges: Japan and the Asia-Pacific on the 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII

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[image: Asia Program | Wilson Center]
 Contested Memories and Reconciliation Challenges:
Japan and the Asia-Pacific on the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War

[image: Contested Memories and Reconciliation Challenges]

The eyes and ears of much of Asia will be on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo
Abe when he delivers a speech in August 2015 to commemorate 70 years since
the end of World War II. It will undoubtedly be the most scrutinized of
Abe’s public addresses to date, a fact that has not escaped the Prime
Minister’s Office as experts have been assembled months in advance to
advise him on the broader strategy and the appropriate wording for the

Are there indeed words or policies that the Japanese premier can pursue
that will resolve the diplomatic impasse over memories of war and
occupation? Is there the political will in South Korea as well as in China
to want to move forward on the history issue?

In March 2015, a conference was held at the Wilson Center bringing together
scholars from Japan, South Korea, China, and the United States to discuss
why Japan’s apologies regarding its actions during World War II have not
been enough to assuage its neighbors, and to propose policies that could
lead to a breakthrough in the deadlock. This collection of essays is a
result of that event.

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