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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?

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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.

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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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