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    U.S. Military Cooperation With Japan and Australia

    Panelists talked about U.S. military cooperation with Australia and Japan in preserving overlapping interests in the South China Sea-region as China and Russia expand their respective…

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    Trilateral Meeting Remarks

    President Obama, South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke to reporters following a trilateral meeting at the Nuclear Security Summit at the Walter…

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    U.S.-Japan Military Strategies in the Pacific

    Scholars of naval and Asian affairs spoke about Cold War cooperation between the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Navy and their efforts to protect Japan from the pressures of…

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    Japanese Prime Minister New Year Press Conference

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addressed reporters in his annual New Year press conference. His remarks focused on jobs and the economy. He also responded to questions on…

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    Sadako Crane Donation to the Truman Library

    Clifton Truman Daniel welcomed a Japanese atomic bomb survivor to his grandfather’s presidential library in Independence, Missouri, for the donation of a rare paper crane that became…

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    V-J Day 70th Anniversary Commemoration

    A ceremony was held at the National World War II Memorial commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Allied Forces Victory in the Pacific and the effective end of World War II. The…

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    Truman and the Pacific War

    Richard Thornton talked about President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. He spoke about the diplomatic relations between the U.S. and…

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    Appointment in Tokyo

    This 1945 U.S. Army Signal Corps film documents the course of World War II in the Pacific theater, from the Japanese invasion of the Philippines through the surrender ceremony on board the…

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    Nuclear Safety in Northeast Asia

    James Platte, a non-resident fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, talked about the future of nuclear power generation and security in Northeast Asia,…

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    Book Discussion on Last to Die

    Stephen Harding talked about his book, Last to Die: A Defeated Empire, a Forgotten Mission, and the Last American Killed in World War II, about U.S. Army Air Forces Sergeant Anthony J.…

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    Strategies for the Invasion and Defense of Japan

    D.M. Giangreco talked about the American offensive directed at Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido. He also spoke about the Soviet Union’s involvement, including the…

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    Japan-South Korea Relations

    Panelists at the Heritage Foundation discussed the history and current state of Japan-South Korea relations on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Topics included…

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    Japanese Prime Minister on the End of World War II

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered remarks on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. He expressed “profound grief” over the loss of life in the war, and…

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    Japanese Surrender in 1945

    Courtesy of the National Archives, this United Newsreel depicts Japan’s involvement in World War II and scenes from Victory over Japan (VJ) day.

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    April 1946 Film of Hiroshima

    This film is a silent, color record of Hiroshima, Japan, from April of 1946. Movie projector sound was added by C-SPAN.

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    Japan's Decision to Surrender

    John Kuehn talked about Japan’s decision to surrender to Allied forces in August of 1945. “A Succession of Miracles: Japan’s Decision to Surrender” was a portion of…

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    70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings

    This commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, included testimony by a hibakushi (survivor of the atomic bombings) and a performance by…

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    The Atom Strikes!

    This 1945 U.S. Signal Corps film documents a Manhattan Engineer District, or Manhattan Project report from Japan on the destruction caused by the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and…

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    Book Discussion on Nagasaki

    Susan Southard talked about her book, Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War, about the city and people of Nagasaki, Japan, from the morning it was bombed to today. August 9, 2015 marked the…

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    Fall of the Japanese Empire

    Richard Frank, author of Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire, spoke about the events leading up to Japan’s surrender at the end of World War II. He talked about…

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