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World War II in Asia: War and Memory




Commemoration for the 75th anniversary of China's victory against Japan held at the Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression in Beijing, 2020.  The war, and the hardships China went through at the hands of Japanese expansionist ambitions, still influences politics between the two countries today.

Taken from the Chinese Ministry of National Defense website.


(National Parks Service)

Historical Grievances: Comfort Women Issue


(Kyodo News)

Historical Grievances: Force Labor

A 1958 poster promoting the post-war film "The Bridge on the River Kwai," based on real events and depicting the horrid conditions for Prisoners of War in Japanese captivity, including forced labor, this being the central feature of the film.  

Taken from Wikimedia Commons.

Territorial Disputes

(Associated Press)

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