Watanabe Tsuneo
  • Watanabe Tsuneo 
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Director of policy research and senior fellow at the Tokyo Foundation. Born in 1963. Graduated from the Tōhoku University School of Dentistry. Completed his master’s degree in political science at the New School for Social Research in New York, United States. Has served as a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a senior fellow at the Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute. Specializes in Japan-US relations, security policy in Asia, and civil-military relations. Works include 2025 nen Bei-Chū gyakuten: Rekishi ga oshieru Bei-Chū kankei no shinjitsu (Will China Overtake the United States in 2025? History Tells the Truth About US-China Relations).
Seventy Years Since World War II: Historical Perceptions and Present Realities2015.04.27

It seems to me that Western media coverage of historical perceptions in East Asia is misleading. While Japan’s acts of violence against the global order in the past should certainly be criticized, attention should also be directed at the aggressive challenges to the international order in our own time. This year marks the seventieth anniversary of the end of World War II, bringing a greater foc…

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