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Japan's Shinzo Abe visits U.S. to discuss new threat: China
Japan's Shinzo Abe visits U.S. to discuss new threat: China

When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rises to address a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, it will represent a diplomatic sea change so great that it may seem incomprehensible to the lingering members of the "Greatest Generation." To those who lived through World War II, Japan was once seen as such a menacing enemy that upon the emperor's surrender in 1945, America imposed a severely pacifist constitution to ensure that the Asian nation would never again become a world power. Today, that world has turned upside down. And the U.S. and Japan are finding it necessary to draw even closer to confront a shared threat. China, a battered and enfeebled American ally...

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