Asia Program


Overcoming History's Hurdles: Rising Above the Challenges Facing Relations Between Japan, Korea, and China

April 02, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Event Co-sponsors: 
History and Public Policy Program
North Korea International Documentation Project
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

Relations between three of Asia’s biggest economies are at their tensest in decades, as growing nationalistic fervor overwhelms the multiple common challenges facing Seoul, Tokyo, and Beijing. Possible scenarios for reaching a peaceful conclusion to the ongoing territorial disputes in the East China Sea, and how East Asian nations may overcome national pride and finally come to terms with the ghosts of World War II, will be some of the issues to be discussed at this timely event. Following an analysis of the stumbling blocks confronting each country, Wilson Center Fellows Tetsuya Toyoda and Jae-Jung Suh will be joined by George Washington University’s Daqing Yang to discuss how Japan, Korea, and China might be able to overcome the many hurdles deeply rooted in history.  

A light lunch will be served. 

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Event Speakers List: 
  • Jae-Jung Suh // Fellow
    Associate Professor, The Paul H. Nize School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), The Johns Hopkins University.
  • Tetsuya Toyoda // Fellow
    Associate Professor in International Law, Akita International University, Japan
  • Associate professor of history and international affairs, George Washington University
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