The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus Newsletter
Newsletter No. 19. 2015        

May 11, 2015

New Articles

This issue presents two articles related to an Open Letter from an international group of 187 Japan historians and researchers to colleagues in Japan concerning issues of war memory in general and the "comfort women" of the Asia-Pacific War in particular. It is accompanied by a fact sheet on the history of the "comfort women" and the international controversy over Japanese official and societal responses to the issue. The letter has been widely reported in Japanese, Korean, Anglophone and Chinese media and the blogosphere. Our next issue will include further reports on the triumphal visit of PM Abe to the United States and a range of issues that the media have ignored or slighted.
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