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Why Is China Still Dredging Up the Ghost of Imperial Japan?

Parading the old crimes of World War II can't mask the aggression of Asia's greatest power.

Shadow Government

Is Asia Finally Moving on from the Grim Legacy of World War II?

Does Japan's prime minister's apology on the 70th anniversary of the war foreshadow a new era?

Passport

Shinzo Abe Regrets but Declines to Apologize for Japan’s WWII Actions

The Japanese leader is trying to overhaul his country's constitution to allow for a more assertive military.

Argument

Does It Matter Whether Japan Says Sorry for Its Wartime Behavior?

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is about to give a major speech on Japan’s World War II aggression. But in Tokyo, history is never really about history.

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March 2015 Issue Cover