Mention Japan in the context of East and Southeast Asia, and it brings to mind not just economic development and vibrant pop culture, but also the darker side of history.

Every year, on the anniversaries of the second world war-related events, the issues of Japan’s actions (or non-actions) and the sufferings it had caused come to the boil. No matter if it has been more than half a century on.Can there be no resolution?

Here’s an interesting talk coming up this week. If you are interested, do contact the EAI to register your interest.


Once an enemy, always an enemy?