Friso M.S. Stevens is a jurist and political writer from Amsterdam currently studying International Relations at the School of International Studies, Peking University. He has published several articles in Dutch policy journals, focusing on security issues and China and East Asian affairs. Before coming to Beijing, Stevens lived in Chicago and Washington, D.C., and since 2010 has engaged in non-profit work for unprivileged children in Indonesia.

Last Updated: May 26, 2016



Why Does Japan’s Wartime Ghost Keep Reemerging?

Friso M.S. Stevens
The ritual offerings made by Japanese Cabinet members and lawmakers at the Yasukuni Shrine in April once again brought Japan’s troubled wartime past back into the spotlight. An all-too familiar routine followed, with Beijing urging Japan to “make a...