Jordan Sand has published a lengthy reflection about the "Open Letter" and its reception, in the Asia-Pacific Journal:
For the final list of additional signatories to the "Open Letter in Support of Historians in Japan," see:
A "final list of signatories" for the "Open Letter in Support of Historians in Japan" has now been posted to H-Asia:
In the wake of extensive media coverage in Japan, China, Korea, the United States and globally, and with the inclusion of several more names to the list below — voluntary as before – we are ending the process of gathering names to the “Open Letter” in this manner. We ask all who support this effort to continue the process through social media, writing, teaching, and so on.
A supplementary list of additional signatories to the "Open Letter in Support of Historians in Japan" has now been published on H-Asia, at
On May 5, 2015 the online humanities and social sciences portal, H-Asia/H-Net, published a statement issued by 187 Japanese studies scholars that calls on Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo to “act boldly” on significant historical memory issues raised during his historic speech before a joint session of the U.S.