Responding to China and South Korea’s budding interest in Germany as a contact point for resolving disputes with Japan, Director of the AICGS Society, Culture & Politics Program Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman argues that, although Germany has not jumped at the opportunity to share its insights, East Asia is right to look to Germany for a model of the reconciliation process. In her recent analysis in Foreign Policy, Dr. Gardner Feldman writes that Germany’s experience demonstrates how long and messy reconciliation can be. It is not only necessary to develop creative solutions to territorial disputes, but also important to continue compensation, especially to individual victims.

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