The Prospects for Pragmatism in Japan's Regional Relations

Commentary | August 26, 2015

In a piece for Foreign Affairs, EWI Fellow Jonathan Miller shares his reaction to Abe's remarks on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

In the article, Miller writes that "Abe's statement met with mixed reviews in the region. On the one hand, the Japanese prime minister managed to satisfy some South Korean and Chinese concerns by including key phrases used in previous Japanese apologies... On the other hand, Abe's statement met with some skepticism: both the Chinese and South Korean governments questioned Abe's decision to go no further in his remarks than his predecessors had, rather than issue a new apology."

To read this article published by Foreign Affairs, click here.