While there are numerous memorials and museums dedicated to historical memories in China, Japan, and Korea, some are deemed controversial and others aren’t. This page is dedicated to showing various news articles, opinion articles, and statements regarding several major museums and memorials.

1. Hiroshima/Nagasaki Memorials

2. Yasukuni Shrine

3. Nanjing Memorial

4. Others


 

HIROSHIMA/NAGASAKI MEMORIALS

News Articles

2013 August – Google creates online museum and memorial for Hiroshima, Nagasaki bombings

2014 May – Hiroshima museum to simulate WWII atomic bomb attack with 3-D graphics


YASUKUNI SHRINE

Official Statements

2012 August – Press Conference by Minister for Foreign Affairs Koichiro Gemba

2012 August – Press Conference by Minister for Foreign Affairs Koichiro Gemba

2013 August – Press Conference by Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida

2013 October – Press Conference by Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida

2013 October – Press Conference by Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida

2013 December – Statement by Prime Minister Abe -“Pledge for Everlasting Peace”

2014 January – Press Conference by Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida

2014 January – “Japan Prime Minister’s shrine visit can’t be linked to Nazi-like worship” By Ambassador Yutaka Yoshizawa -Contributed to The New Age

2014 January – Press Conference by Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida

2014 January – “Postwar path to peace source of Japan’s pride” By Ambassador Yoshitaka Akimoto Contributed to The Australian

2014 January – Japanese Ambassador to Italy Masaharu Kohno’s Article Contributed to Il Messaggero 

2014 March – Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida’s Interview with South China Morning Post by Wang Xiangwei

2014 April – Press Conference by Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida

News Articles

2012 October – Japanese Politician’s Visit to Shrine Raises Worries

2013 April – Officials’ Visit to Japanese Shrine Could Anger Neighboring Countries

Opinion Articles

2014 April – ‘Spoiled Child’ fits Japan’s stature’


NANJING MEMORIAL

News Articles

2014 June – China and Japan Face Off Over Documentation of Wartime Atrocities


OTHERS

Ahn Jeung-Gun Memorial

2014 February – Opinion Article titled, “Identity Complex Dogs Japan, South Korea”

2014 May – News Article titled, “China Unveils 2nd Monument to South Korean ‘Freedom Fighter’ who Killed Japanese Governor”