Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Global Legacy Building Begins Now
Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s Global Legacy Building Begins Now

Here are the three things to watch for and pay attention to after Prime Minister Abe’s reelection.

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Moral Horror: Christian Ethics & Hiroshima

The attack on Hiroshima was a moral horror but not a moral wrong. As such, it reveals important committments that ought to guide Christian moral reasoning.

“The Fork in the Road Which Leads to Victory”: The Campaign for Guadalcanal
“The Fork in the Road Which Leads to Victory”: The Campaign for Guadalcanal

If Guadalcanal foreshadowed the ultimate Allied victory, it also proved how difficult that triumph would be. It took six long, grueling months to oust Japan from the island, making clear to all ranks that every inch of the road to Tokyo would be bought with grit and determination—and paid for in blood.

Japan: A Helping Hand in the Pacific
Japan: A Helping Hand in the Pacific

With his party’s lopsided victory in October’s snap elections, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is primed to steer Japan into a new era of regional and global leadership. Washington should encourage and applaud Tokyo’s return to the international stage.

“I Have No Expectation of Success”: The War in the Pacific after Midway
“I Have No Expectation of Success”: The War in the Pacific before and after Midway

Seventy-five years after the Battle of Midway, it is a good time to reflect on the momentous events of that season, and on how quickly the course of history can turn.

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Nukes & Friendship

America’s atomic strike on Nagasaki occurred on August 9, 1945. The date should also be recalled as the start of one of history’s most amazing friendships.

On Pearl Harbor, Apologies, & Sweaters & Milk

The visit to Pearl Harbor was, arguably, incomplete. Nevertheless, proves again the extraordinary.