self-introduction my research articles articles by others quotes & credits
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ARTICLES I INTRODUCED and/or COORDINATED 
(mainly for The Asia-Pacific Journal: JAPAN FOCUS)


18) Toward Reconciliation: The Nishimatsu Settlements for Chinese Forced Labor in World War Two
By Ivy Lee … Aug. 9, 2010:
http://www.japanfocus.org/-Ivy-Lee/3400  (PDF here)


17) Rejected by All Plaintiffs: Failure of the Nishimatsu-Shinanogawa "Settlement" with Chinese Forced Laborers in Wartime Japan
By Kang Jian … Aug. 9, 2010:
http://www.japanfocus.org/-Kang-Jian/3399  (PDF here)


16) Recent Developments in Korean-Japanese Historical Reconciliation

By The Hankyoreh ... April 26, 2010:
http://japanfocus.org/--Hankyoreh/3348  (PDF here)


15) Remembering and Redressing the Forced Mobilization of Korean Laborers by Imperial Japan

By Kim Hyo Soon and Kil Yun Hyung … Feb. 15, 2010:

http://www.japanfocus.org/-Kim-Hyo_Soon/3303  (PDF here)



14) Japan Should Follow the International Trend and Face Its History of World War II Forced Labor

By Michael Bazyler … Jan. 29, 2009:
http://www.japanfocus.org/-Michael-Bazyler/3030  (PDF here)


13) Aso Revelations on Wartime POW Labor Highlight the Need for a Real National Archive in Japan
By Lawrence Repeta … Jan. 25, 2009:
http://www.japanfocus.org/-Lawrence-Repeta/3023  (PDF here)


12) Myth and Fact in Northeast Asia's History Textbook Controversies
By Mikyoung Kim ... Aug. 15, 2008:
http://www.japanfocus.org/-Mikyoung-Kim/2855  (PDF here)


11) Korean Hibakusha, Japan's Supreme Court and the International Community
By David Palmer ... Feb. 20, 2008:


10) Hundreds of Ethnic Koreans from Sakhalin to Return Home
Repost from Korean Overseas Information Service ... September 7, 2007:
http://www.japanfocus.org/--Korean_Overseas_Information_Service/2515
(PDF here


9) Japan's Top Court Poised to Kill Lawsuits by Chinese War Victims
By Kang Jian ... March 2, 2007:
http://www.japanfocus.org/-William-Underwood/2369 (PDF here)
http://english.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?menu=c10400&no=348509&rel_no=1
http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=12273


8) Yasukuni Shrine Imposes Silence on Bereaved Families
By Utusmi Aiko (translation by Richard Minear) ... September 7, 2006:
http://www.japanfocus.org/-Utsumi-Aiko/2216 (PDF here)


7) New facts about US Payoffs to Japan's Biological Warfare Unit 731
By Tsuneishi Kei-ichi (translation by James Orr) ... August 31, 2006: 
http://www.japanfocus.org/-Tsuneishi-Kei_ichi/2209 (PDF here)


6) Japan Foreign Minister's Visit to POW Remembrance Service Backfires
By Matsubara Hiroshi (
repost from Asahi Shimbun) ... August 2, 2006:
http://www.japanfocus.org/-H-Matsubara/2182 (PDF here)


5) The United States and the Japanese Mengele: Payoffs and amnesty for Unit 731 scientists
By Christopher Reed ... August 1, 2006:
http://www.japanfocus.org/-Christopher-Reed/2177 (PDF here)
http://hnn.us/articles/27057.html
http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=10532


4) Family Skeletons: Japan's foreign minister and forced labor by Koreans and Allied POWs
By Christopher Reed ... April 29, 2006:
(PDFs in English and Japanese)
http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=10187


3) U.S. Congressional Resolution Calls on Japan to Accept Responsibility for Wartime Comfort Women
By Alexis Dudden ... April 22, 2006:
http://www.japanfocus.org/-William-Underwood/2011 (PDF here)


1) Korean Forced Laborers: Redress movement presses Japanese government
By Yumi Wijers-Hasegawa
(repost from Japan Times) ... February 23, 2006:
http://www.japanfocus.org/-Yumi-Wijers_Hasegawa/1945 (PDF here)
http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=9827


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