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For China, Japan looks to be leaving Asia to side with US

Tokyo's policies remind Beijing of 1895 war in which it lost Taiwan

Performers wait for the start of the reenactment in Beijing of a ceremony from the Qing Dynasty, which was humiliated in a war with Japan.   © Reuters

Tetsushi Takahashi was Nikkei China bureau chief from April 2017 to March 2021 and the writer of the Beijing Diary column.

TOKYO -- For a journalist who has returned to Japan after four years in Beijing, the ability to search freely on Google and Yahoo is liberating.

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