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Your Week in Asia

WWII anniversary, SoftBank results, Jokowi's state of the union

Attendees bow their heads at a ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender, held in Tokyo on Aug. 15, 2019.   © Reuters

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This week marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. With tensions high between Japan and South Korea, there is speculation over whether Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will mark the anniversary by paying a visit to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo.

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