Japan's Aso renaissance
MANIPAL, India, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Although Germany shed its "historical guilt" for the 1939-45 war by the 1980s, most Japanese leaders have yet to abandon the cringing tone that they employ in the presence of those coming from countries that collectively defeated Japan. Recently resigned Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda was a typical example of this, especially with regard to policy toward China.
M.D. NALAPAT, UPI Outside View Commentator