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Continued: Calling America, from Asia: A dispatch from Japan

  • Article by: JOHN RASH , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 18, 2014 - 7:18 PM

John Rash is a Star Tribune editorial writer and columnist. The Rash Report can be heard at 8:20 a.m. Fridays on WCCO Radio, 830-AM. On Twitter: @rashreport.


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  • The East China Sea: A Chinese coast guard vessel, top, sailed along a Japanese coast guard ship near the disputed islands called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese. It has been reported that the U.S. Navy believes China is preparing for a “short, sharp war.”

  • Hiroshima: The horrors of war are remembered tangibly. Here, a woman released a paper lantern near the “Atomic Dome,” one of the few remaining structures from Aug. 6, 1945.

  • Narushige Michishita: The director of an international studies program, he believes that the rise of China and relative decline of the U.S. and Japan contribute to tensions.

  • Sunao Tsuboi: A survivor on the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, he believes that “being nationalistic can be dangerous. Everyone has to think about borderless countries.”

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