Japan, Korea, and Northeast Asia-the Abe Shinzo Legacy

Wada Haruki, Gavan McCormack

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    At the heart of Northeast Asia lie multiple contradictions and unresolved issues left over from Japan’s militarist and colonialist past. Author Wada has written prolifically on both Japan-North Korea and Japan-South Korea matters and for the past 20 years has been a tireless advocate of what he calls the “Common Homeland” or “Common House” concept of a post-war and post-Cold War Northeast Asian regional community. Here he analyses the policy framework (established by Abe Shinzo, according to Wada) of Japan’s “hostility” towards North Korea and “ignoring” South Korea. He raises questions as to the compatibility of a Northeast Asian community with the recently articulated (US and Japan-promoted and China-encircling) “Indo-Pacific” concept.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number5680
    JournalAsia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2022


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