The complications of wartime memory, continued
"Love the sinner, hate the sin," as rendered into Japanese.
Why a museum matters more than a shrine.
More on "victors' justice" and the standards by which we judge the brutality of war.
The many layers of past, present, and future exposed by one minor-seeming episode.
One American president, two possible analogies.
In symbolism, it's worse.
Only one step could have made conditions worse among Japan, China, and South Korea, with spillover effects on America. That is the step Japan's prime minister has just taken.
It's not just for Americans any more.
World War II was a long time ago, but bad feelings are ever-refreshed.
The "basket case" of the world economy looks stronger than many others do.
A guest-blogger puts his money where his mouth is
Those tricky Dutch! Their secret to success in zipper-street operations.
The Japanese keep puzzling about how to cope with U.S. security rules
A man who made a difference through force of mind
An influential writer about China, Japan, and America is gone
Here is one way to reduce imports from Japan
Everything you read tells you that Japan has "failed." Don't believe everything you read.
As Japan has lost intensity over the past generation, maybe it has gained perspective, and a healthier balance in life
A look back at Japan during the boom years