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Japan's appeals at home should be heeded for a better future

[2015-09-07 07:53]

We hope that the Japanese government will listen carefully to the righteous appeals at home, heed the lessons from its infamous past, and adhere to the path of pacifist development.

Abe shows he has no desire to mend fences

[2015-08-25 08:10]

Sino-Japanese relations have soured to such an extent that they will not get any worse no matter how Abe's absence is explained and construed.

Abe's 'normal country' will not be normal

[2015-08-25 08:01]

The "normal country" that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to make Japan will actually not be normal, because of his focus on military power.

Abe's words ring hollow, expose his mask

[2015-08-19 07:31]

Let us hope, therefore, that traditional caution and the simple human sense of self-preservation may yet reassert itself in both Tokyo and Washington.

Park has good reason to attend Sept 3 parade

[2015-08-18 07:38]

China was a major base for many Korean exiles who were forced to leave their homeland after Japan occupied the then undivided Korea in 1910.

Philippine's endorsement of Japan's stance betrays its own sufferings

[2015-08-18 07:42]

Japan wants to fill the power vacuum left by the United States as it loses its hegemony and play a more assertive role in regional security.

Abe playing to a gallery

[2015-08-18 07:42]

Abe's ambiguous remarks on Friday in his speech to commemorate Japan's defeat in World War II reflect an elusive attitude toward core issues and his lack of sincere repentance for wartime crimes.

Yasukuni homages show how hollow Abe's words were

[2015-08-17 07:58]

Yasukuni is controversial for its revisionist interpretation of Japan's wartime history: A view that exonerates rather than atones.

Some reflection, but more needed

[2015-08-17 07:58]

It is still too early to say whether Abe means his words or not, but his verbally confusing statement will undoubtedly provoke criticism about why he refused to make a proper apology.

Abe's sleight of tongue cannot hide truth

[2015-08-17 07:58]

The best way for Asian neighbors to rectify Japan's distorted historical views and let it reflect deeply on its war crimes is to unite together and develop themselves into stronger peace-loving countries than Japan.

Abe's words uttered with deep ambiguity

[2015-08-15 08:03]

After flying his kite for months, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued a statement about Japanese aggression in World War II with phrases that had rarely appeared in his narratives of his country's war history.

Abe should apologize for Japan's wartime crimes in WWII speech

[2015-08-14 10:26]

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's statement to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII may mention Japan's wartime crimes, which Italian experts wish will be a clear apology and become a touchstone for future relations with neighbors China and South Korea.

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