Podcast

Frequently, tensions flare up between the three countries in East Asian countries – Japan, South Korea, and Japan. One main reason for tensions is the historical legacy, especially World War II legacy, that continues to plague relations. The reason why World War II legacy continues to impede friendly relations seventy years after the war can be attributed to history education. As history education is a way for nations to frame events and instill particular values in the future generation, World War II is taught differently in all three countries. This project aims to help us gain a better idea on how history education on World War II differs, focusing on key events and issues, namely, the Nanjing Massacre, Unit 731, and comfort women. Through this, we can hopefully have a better understanding on why conflicts over history still exist.