"Open Letter" final list of signatories

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. 

Thank you.

More than 450 Scholars of Japan Support Worldwide Open Letter on War and Historical Memory

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.


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