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Tessa Morris-Suzuki writes about prospects for peace in East Asia against the background of past injustices and amidst a present complex of realignments in international relations and domestic politics. She maintains that historical responsibility for past events responds not only to the past but also to the future. In this context, she looks at problems raised by asymmetrical memories – the remembrance and teaching of different histories in various countries of the same set of past events (compare Japan and Korea). She also engages the question of present responsibility for past injustices.

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