The Association of Japanese Institutes of Strategic Studies (AJISS) has just published the AJISS-Commentary No. 217: "Prime Minister Abe’ s Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII: The Case for Japan’ s Public Diplomacy" by Akio Watanabe, Vice-Chairman of the Research Institute for Peace and Security and Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo.
This is the statement by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of August 14, 2015.
Commentary by Prof. Akio Watanabe:
- Underlying the Abe Statement is the hope for a future in which the issues now confronting Asia can be overcome in the spirit of conciliation and tolerance.
- The Statement gained the acceptance of many people for the profound remorse expressed toward the number of innocent people who helplessly suffered countless hardships due to Japan's actions, and for the prime minister's adherence to the sincerely pologetic stance taken by his predecessors.
- The ultimate assessment of the Abe Statement will depend on whether it inspires positive feedback.
The strong earthquake that shook Nepal on Saturday killing more than 1,900 people leaved thousands trapped in bricks or missing. No words to describe the pain, especially for those who have relatives or friends there (like me).
Google has just created two new tools to help Nepal - and the other hit countries: Crisis Response, a page to ensure the right information and Person Finder, to find missin persons and to give information on missing persons.
We have just received by snail mail the Songkyun Journal of East Asian Studies, vol. 14, no. 2 (Oct. 2014), a refereed multi-disciplinary publication on East Asian Studies in English published by the Academy of East Asian Studies of Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea.
We have just received the International Edition of the Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture, vol. 22 / August 2014, which is published by the Institute of Confucian Philosophy and Culture, Academy of East Asian of Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU - Seoul, Korea). It includes English and Korean papers.
Content: Articles; Appendix
Articles: Lee Junghwan, "Zhang Jiucheng as an Eminent Advocate of the Cheng Learning.."; Song Jaeyoon, "Critical Confucianism.."; Kim Woo hyung, "Moral Agent and Practical Functions.."; Lee Sang-ho, "A Study for Promoting Morality through the Application of.."; Christina Han, "Envisioning the Territory of the Sages.."; Zhang Xinguo, "The Structure of Mind in Neo-Confucianism.."; Tang Minggui, "Some Characteristics of Chen Xiangdao's.."; Jun Byungsul, "Comparing Mou Zongsan's Opinion of Toegye and Yulgok"; Zhou Junyong, Sun Weiping, "On Mengzi's Understanding of Nature"; DanChen Liu, "The Spread of Confucianism to Britain and Germany..".
I am glad do inform you that the International Journal of Tantric Studies (IJTS - est. 1995) and the Journal of South Asia Women Studies (JSAWS - est.1995) are now available in print and in Kindle.
Issues will be published later than the online format published in this site.
IJTS and JSAWS readers will be glad to know that — with the exceptions of the iPhone format — the Kindle versions show the correct diacritical marks.
Issue 1/1 is already available in print: http://amzn.to/1ttZA5G
and Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N33OYTO
Submissions are welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org