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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.

Tea Leaf Nation

China's Most Notorious Political Cartoonist's Life in Exile

Rebel Pepper, China's most notorious political cartoonist, fled his native land for Japan. But life in exile is tougher than he expected.

Argument

Should We Be Worried About Japan’s Economy, Too?

As China's stock market continues to worry investors, Japan's economy may again be suffering from a crisis of confidence.

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?

Voice

Fukushima’s Dangerous Aftershocks

Japan is spooling up its nuclear reactors and piling up reprocessed fuel. And the tremors of these policy choices can be felt all the way in Iran.

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.

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