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For Motoji Otani, a former Imperial Japanese soldier, feelings for his homeland are mixed as the “century of war” draws to a close.

“When I tripped on the street the other day, four young Thai people helped me up and one woman wiped the blood with her clean handkerchief. I truly felt glad that I stayed in Thailand,” Otani said in a recent interview in Bangkok.

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