Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lays a wreath during a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Photo: AFP Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lays a wreath during a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Photo: AFP
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lays a wreath during a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Photo: AFP

As anniversary of Japan’s WWII surrender nears, legacy of conflict shapes ties with China and South Korea

  • Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has adopted a less apologetic stance and wants to revise a post-war, pacifist constitution
  • Many Koreans resent Japan’s 1910-45 colonial rule, while China has bitter memories of Japan’s invasion and occupation

Topic |   Legacy of war in Asia
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lays a wreath during a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Photo: AFP Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lays a wreath during a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Photo: AFP
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lays a wreath during a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Photo: AFP
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