Ties between China and Japan have thawed slightly since Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) and President Xi Jinping met at multilateral gatherings in April and last November. Photo: Reuters

Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe to miss China’s second world war anniversary events

Japan's 'Sankei' newspaper says part of the reason Abe will not attend is that, like Western countries, he is worried about China's military expansion in the region

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Ties between China and Japan have thawed slightly since Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) and President Xi Jinping met at multilateral gatherings in April and last November. Photo: Reuters
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