Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may have done a relatively good job in delivering one message Wednesday to the joint session of the U.S. Congress: Japan and America have reconciled well since World War II ended 70 years ago.

That acknowledgement may not have been difficult, but whether his actions and words can ease tensions with China and South Korea remain to been seen.

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