Friday, April 15, 2005


"Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, East Asia was the site of some the most costly wars during the era of the Cold War. But [since] the collapse of the Soviet Union, the region has been a bastion of peace and stability. In recent years, however, that has begun to change as old historic rivalries, whose roots lie in the era of empire and war, have erupted. The common denominator in virtually all of these disputes has been Japan, which has become involved in increasingly acrimonious conflicts with both Korea and China: these have involved Japan and South Korea over Takeshima/Tokdo Islands, and Japan and China over Taiwan, and the Senkaku/Diaoyutai Islands."

From International Perspective by Marshall Auerback

Every day now Japanese tv is filled with anti-Japan riots in China and South Korea and denials that Chinese students have been killed in Japan...

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