Often it is cited that Germany apologized for its war time past while Japan did not. What is about this claim and how can we make sense of it? What causes this perceived difference? As a German, and as a person who studies history, how can he explain this phenomenon?
Gregor Konzack is a graduate student of International Studies at Seoul National University. He is interested in how East Asia's past is influencing its present and future. Being a German he has often been confronted by Koreans about his opinion on Japan's war time past and their understanding of history. Now he researches about Korea and East Asia to understand how we can make the best out of shared history for a common future.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx