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The Asia Pacific War and Its Legacy: A Historical Debate on the 70th Anniversary of the End of the War

5 October 2015, London

Even 70 years on the Asia Pacific War continues to pose compelling questions concerning morality, justice, accountability and the writing of history. It also remains a contentious topic in both local and world politics, colouring diplomatic relations between Japan, its East Asian neighbours, and beyond. It took place on a theatre many times the size of the war in Europe, and on numerous fronts across the most hostile climates imaginable. These factors have led Francis Pike – one of the speakers at this event – to describe it as ‘the most complex conflict geopolitically, geographically and militarily since the Thirty Years War of 1618-1648’. To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the War, the Japan Society and the International Friendship and Reconciliation Trust are delighted to welcome a panel of world experts for a symposium on the War and its continuing legacy.

To reserve your place, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996 or email or submit the online booking form.


Booking deadline: Noon, Monday 5 October
5 October 2015, 6.30pm

The Carisbrooke Hall, Victory Services Club, 63-79 Seymour Street, London W2 2HF

Tel: 020 3075 1996

The Japan Society and International Friendship and Reconciliation Trust