Made in China: Where Is the Neighborly Love?

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Here we go again. It's been 56 years since the Japanese surrender, but Sino- Japanese relations still founder on a tired litany of leftover issues.

We've all heard it before: the textbooks that whitewash Japanese atrocities; the Japanese Prime Minister who wants to visit a Shinto war shrine; talk of changing the pacifist constitution and creating a full-fledged army. Regrettable, yes, but Junichiro Koizumi is new in the job, and he needs to pacify a broad range of constituencies before elections later this year. If he has to throw a few...