Why Do the Japanese and Chinese Still Need to Keep Talking?
by Hiroshi Mitani (Translated and Introduced by Andrew Gordon)
Their Shared History. In Japan today, a spirit of “dislike China; hate Korea” is widespread.
SOURCE: Japan Focus
What's Prime Minister Abe Up to in Japan?
by Herbert P. Bix
A new era in the political history of postwar Japan has begun, with changes in the Japan-U.S. relationship likely to follow in the years ahead.
The Pacific Pivot
by John Feffer
Why America’s strategic rebalance is really just retreat.
SOURCE: The Australian (AU)
History changes course in Pacific
PRE-EUROPEAN history could be taught at some Pacific universities for the first time ever if plans devised by local history academics come to pass.The collaboration between academics led by Max Quanchi and Morgan Tuimalealiifano aims to produce a Pacific-wide undergraduate history course to be taught at universities from Papua New Guinea to New Caledonia, Samoa and French Polynesia....
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