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Abe-Putin summit holds prospect of resolution on island dispute

December 2016

A hot springs summit between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin next week hopes to solve the 70-year-old dispute over an isolated string of islands that Russian...

Stanford historical memory project seeks WWII reconciliation in Asia

March 2016

From atomic bombs to harsh military occupations in the World War II period, the past is very much the present in the Asia Pacific region.Stanford scholars are striving to help heal these wounds...

How Japan and South Korea reached the "comfort women" deal

January 2016

Daniel Sneider, associate director for research at the Walter H.

Stanford scholars weigh in on Shinzo Abe's WWII statement

August 2015

Marking seventy years since the end of World War II, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed “profound grief” on Friday for his country’s actions.

Japan Studies Program launches inaugural year

December 2011

The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center's Japan Studies Program kicked off its inaugural academic year with a lineup of major events and meetings at Stanford and in Japan.