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World War II is also not over in Asia

April 16, 2015, Philippe Le Corre

All the controversy on the Russian celebration of the end of World War II has obscured the similarly problematic role of such events in Asia. The Chinese celebration of the anniversary of the end of World War II, scheduled for September 3 in Beijing, is likely to create similar diplomatic problems as the Moscow event, particularly for the countries of Asia.

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    [Prime Minister Shinzo Abe] won a decisive victory in parliamentary elections in December. That gives him political room to make concessions that would hit Japanese farmers, a central constituency of his Liberal Democratic Party. He can deliver, and that is something we have not been able to say about a Japanese prime minister in a very long time.

    April 1, 2015, Mireya Solís, Bloomberg
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