On 14 August, the day before the 70th anniversary of the end of the Pacific War, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued a long-awaited statement on Japanese memory of the war and his vision for the future.
In August and September 2015 Japan and China commemorated the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
As the Japanese Diet moved to secure passage of the Abe government’s new security bills early Saturday morning, disquiet about what this might mean for Japan’s place in the world appears to continue unabated among the Japanese people.
East Asia Forum - Shiro Armstrong on Sino–Japanese economic embrace is warm enough to thaw the politics
China and Japan are locked into each other economically. The bilateral relationship is the third-largest in the world, with a US$340 billion trade relationship in 2014. But even those massive trade and investment figures do not demonstrate just how intertwined the two Asian giants are.
China and Japan already together account for more than a fifth of global output, bigger than the share held by the United States or that of Europe. Contrary to widely held perceptions, the China–Japan economic partnership is one of the biggest in the world.
Professor Veronica Taylor, Dean of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, has been honoured with a Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendation for 2015 for her work to develop Japanese studies in Australia.
East Asia Forum -H.D.P. Envall and Kerri Ng on Will regional tensions shift the deadlock on Okinawa’s military bases?
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may be close to achieving one long-pursued goal, the relocation of the controversial Futenma airbase in Okinawa.