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Abe's choice of words

What Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may say in a statement he plans to make this summer to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II has become a politically charged subject of speculation.

Arrest of Henoko protesters

The way in which two activists opposed to the construction of a replacement U.S. military facility on Okinawa were arrested last week raises suspicions that a crackdown against protesters in general is imminent.