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Suda: A “Contract Law” that Enslaves Japanese Working People 08/13/07
Kuznick: The Decision to Risk the Future: 07/28/07
Thornton: The Japan Model Goes Global: The New Reverse Course 07/2/07
Morris-Suzuki: Who is Responsible? 06/21/07
Takenaka: Enshrinement Politics: War Dead and War Criminals at Yasukuni Shrine 06/10/07
McGlynn: Banco Delta Asia, North Korea's Frozen Funds and US Undermining of the Six-Party Talks: Obstacles to a Solution 06/9/07
McNeill: Harpooned. Japan and the future of whaling 06/9/07
McCormack: Fitting Okinawa into Japan the "Beautiful Country" 06/2/07
Underwood: Proof of POW Forced Labor for Japan's Foreign Minister: The Aso Mines 05/29/07
Suda: A “Contract Law” that Enslaves Japanese Working People
Tanter: The New American-led Security Architecture in the Asia Pacific:
McCormack: A Denuclearization Deal in Beijing:
Marshall: Japan’s Worker Co-operative Movement into the 21st Century
NOMI: Inequality and Japanese Education: Urgent choices
Just as Nazi Germany did in Europe during World War II, Imperial Japan made extensive use of forced labor across the vast area of the Asia Pacific it once occupied. Today, however, Japan's government and corporations are dealing with the legacy of wartime forced labor very differently than their German counterparts.