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Opinion

Japan still struggles to escape its wartime past

South Korean court revives disputes that should have been settled long ago

| South Korea
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has the power to act boldly in addressing the country's wartime past.   © Reuters

Memories may fade, but history does not die away so easily, especially when competing versions of the past are at stake.

So, it is hardly a surprise that Japan's controversial Second World War record has once more been thrust into the limelight.

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