JAPAN: Slow to Make Amends

From dark shadows in Manila Bay rise dozens of twisted bits of rusty ship superstructures, a menace to navigation, an eyesore, a jagged Reminder of the Japanese invasion. Since Filipinos think that Japan should clear the mess it left in Manila Bay, the debris is also a constant reminder of their claim for reparations from Japan. That claim has gone unsettled and unpaid for eight years.

Visiting Manila in 1946, General Dwight Eisenhower (then Chief of Staff of the Army) said the destruction wrought there by the Japanese before they were driven out...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!