• Kyodo


The winner of a Japanese-language essay contest for Chinese students urged Japan and China to embrace peace and move away from the deep enmity rooted in their wartime past.

In her piece titled “Shiawasena Genzai” (“The Happy Present”), Li Xinchen, 22, writes about the tragic experience of her grandfather, a former soldier who fought in the Korean War, and the importance of preserving the peace that Japan and China managed to achieve after bitter struggles.

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