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4 Korean J. Int'l & Comp. L. 1 (2016)

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BRILL              AND COMPARATIVE LAW 4 (2016) 1-5
NIJHOFF                                                        brill.com/kjic

Editorial Note

       Seokwoo Lee
     Professor, Inha University Law School, Korea
     Executive Editor, Korean Journal of International and Comparative Law (KJICL),
     Korean Society of International Law

Volume 4, Number I of the Korean Journal of International and Comparative
Law is largely based on articles that were drafted and presented as part of the
2015 Jon Van Dyke International Workshop convened at the East-West Center
located in the University of Hawaii on December 14, 2015. The theme of the
workshop was Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific Region and brought together
scholars from various disciplines to weigh in on the conflicts that continue to
bedevil the region and comment on the issue of reconciliation between the
state parties.
   The first article is by Professor Mikyoung Kim of Hiroshima City University
who examines Memory and Reconciliation in East Asia: Domestic Trauma,
Bilateral Conflicts and Regional Reconciliation. Professor Kim argues that East
Asia suffers from memory problems which has deep implications for efforts
towards reconciliation in the region. She analyzes the experience of domes-
tic trauma, bilateral conflicts, and regional challenges to show the continuing
problems faced by China, Korea, and Japan. As she puts it, The interwoven
memory web of shared paths binds the region as one cohesive entity demand-
ing a holistic approach to historical memory and reconciliation. She believes
that a cosmopolitan perspective is needed to overcome more parochial inter-
ests exhibited particularly by nationalism in East Asia.
   Professor Kimie Hara of the University of Waterloo presents her thoughts
on Takeshima/Dokdo Problem in the San Francisco System: Reconsidering its
Origin and Settlement in a Multilateral Framework. Professor Hara notes that
the present-day territorial conflicts in East Asia should be understood from
the perspective of the circumstances created by the commencement of the
struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union upon the conclu-
sion of World War ii. As the Cold War intensified, Professor Hara points out
that the peace terms withJapan changed in sync with the new strategic inter-
ests of the United States. She points out that the areas that are presently in

( KONINKLIJKE BRILL NV, LEIDEN, 2016 1 DOI 10.1163/22134484-12340065

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