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Philippines, Japan Strengthen Ties Despite WWII History

Seventy years after the end of World War II, Japan's relations with neighbors South Korea and China continue to be strained by wartime grievances, while the Philippines, which Tokyo dominated for three years during the war, is maintaining major economic relations and strengthening security ties.   Some Filipinos have long, difficult memories of the Japanese occupation from 1942 through 1945. Members of a dwindling group of survivors called the “Lolas,” or grandmothers in...

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