At the heart of Northeast Asia lie multiple contradictions and unresolved issues left over from Japanâ€™s militarist and colonialist past. Author Wada has written prolifically on both Japan-North Korea and Japan-South Korea matters and for the past 20 years has been a tireless advocate of what he calls the â€œCommon Homelandâ€ or â€œCommon Houseâ€ concept of a post-war and post-Cold War Northeast Asian regional community. Here he analyses the policy framework (established by Abe Shinzo, according to Wada) of Japanâ€™s â€œhostilityâ€ towards North Korea and â€œignoringâ€ South Korea. He raises questions as to the compatibility of a Northeast Asian community with the recently articulated (US and Japan-promoted and China-encircling) â€œIndo-Pacificâ€ concept.
|Publication status||Published - 2022|