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Japan Honors Chinese Hero

A Chinese student who braved a river swollen by a typhoon to save a drowning boy in Japan was thanked Wednesday by that country’s leader. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave 26-year-old Yan Jun of Shanghai a letter of commendation and said his “courageous act” was a good example for young Japanese. On September 16, Yan was jogging along the Yodo River in Osaka when he saw a 9-year-old boy struggling in the water. Yan jumped in, but was unable to reach the boy on the first attempt...

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