In Manila Bay last week, a motor launch carrying Philippine Vice President Carlos P. Garcia and Japanese Representative Toshio Urabe chugged out to the sunken hulk of the Japanese freighter Seiwa Maru, one of the rusty eyesores that litter Manila's harbor and menace navigation. Urabe solemnly scattered flowers on the glistening waters in memory of the Japanese soldiers and sailors who went down with their ships, under some of the most destructive bombing by the U.S. Navy in World War II. Then a representative of seven Japanese salvage companies poured out an urnful of sake as an offering to...

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