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The East Asian Textbook IssueKawashima Shin

Japan has repeatedly experienced friction with its neighbors, particularly China and South Korea, over the contents of its history textbooks. Kawashima Shin, a scholar specializing in Asian diplomatic history (and a member of the Nippon.com editorial committee), puts this sticky problem in historical perspective.
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The Impact of the Xinhai Revolution on Japanese PoliticsSakurai Ryōju

The Xinhai Revolution in China (1911–12) heightened political tensions in Japan, as the government supported the besieged Qing dynasty despite the popular sentiment backing the revolutionaries. Professor Sakurai Ryōju examines the repercussions this historic event had on Japanese politics, particularly with regard to Japan’s policy toward China.
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