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    Anti-Japanese Propaganda During World War II

    Major Andrew Forney talked about the impact of propaganda on American views of the Japanese during World War II. The class compares anti-Nazi propaganda, which was against a political…

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    Book Discussion on A Principled Stand

    Lane Hirabayashi talked about his book, A Principled Stand: The Story of Hirabayashi v. United States, in which he discusses his uncle, Gordon Hirabayashi, whose case challenging the…

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    Atomic Bombings Remembered

    Clifton Truman Daniel and atomic bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki talked about the legacy of the nuclear attacks that ended World War II in the Pacific. The survivors…

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    1945 Universal Newsreel on Japanese Surrender

    This 1945 Universal Newsreel showed the first pictures of the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II. On August 15, 1945, Emperor Hirohito announced the surrender of Japan to…

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    South Korea-Japan Relations and Allied Security Interests

    Panelists talked about how the differences between South Korea and Japan undermine U.S. interests in the region and their implications for China and North Korea. br/ “Unresolved…

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    South Korea-Japan Issues

    Panelists talked about some of the unresolved historical issues between South Korea and Japan, including Japan’s occupation of Korea from 1910-1945. br/ “South Korea-Japan…

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    Book Discussion on Fukushima

    Edwin Lyman talked about his book, Fukushima, in which he looks at what happened at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011 and the damage it caused around the world. In his book, the…

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    U.S.-Japan Military Relations

    Secretary Chuck Hagel and Japanese Minister of Defense Itsunori Onodera held a joint news conference following a meeting at the Pentagon. Topics included Japan’s announcement on…

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    Japanese American Archives

    Lorraine Crouse, curator for the Japanese American Collection at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, talked about the Japanese history in Salt Lake City. topics…

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    Asia-Pacific Missile Defense

    Panelists talked about missile defense in the Asia-Pacific region. Topics included the nuclear threat from North Korea, and the regional influence of China and Japan. Former…

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    President Obama Tokyo News Conference

    President Barack Obama held a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo. The Prime Minister spoke through a translator.

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    Japanese Economic Growth

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave a keynote address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He talked about economic reform in Japan.

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    Book Discussion on Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy

    Eri Hotta, former research fellow at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo, talked about her book, Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy, in which she examines the attack on…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day. USA Today correspondent Kirk Spitzer also spoke by phone about the tension between Japan and China over China’s…

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    State Department Briefing on East China Sea

    Jen Psaki responded to questions about U.S. military flights in the East China Sea in the air space of islands disputed by China and Japan. This is a brief portion of the daily State…

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    Ambassador to Japan Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Caroline Kennedy to be U.S. ambassador to Japan. Ms. Kennedy answered questions on trade, nuclear…

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    Japanese American Legacy Project

    Tom Ikeda, director of Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project, talked about the project and its collection of oral histories about the Japanese immigrant experience. The…

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    Pacific War Turning Point

    Historians talked about the turning point in the Pacific theater during World War II. Craig Symonds argued the Battle of Midway was the decisive engagement that shifted momentum in the…

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    U.S.-Japan Relations

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera held a news conference following their bilateral meeting. Among the topics they addressed were North Korean…

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    Japanese Finance Minister on the World Economy

    Japan’s Finance Minister Taro Aso described the impact of his government’s monetary policy on the Japanese economy and the value of the Yen. He focused on the problem of…

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