In June 2005, the IHJR convened an exploratory meeting to determine the dimensions and potentials of a sustained project to address the issue of historical legacies and reconciliation in East Asia emanating from the last World War, drawing on relevant experiences from other regions of the world. Since then, the IHJR has convened a number of follow-up meetings to consider relevant political, social and historical issues.
Presently, the IHJR is seeking funding to develop this project, Including support for a regional network of scholars and sustained joint research on specific historical issues.
The Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR) works with educational and public policy institutions to organize and sponsor historical discourse in pursuit of acknowledgement, and the resolution of historical disputes. Founded in 2004, the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR) is an independent, nonprofit institution based in Leiden.