Forget Pearl Harbor, Abe should go to Nanjing

  Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is to visit Pearl Harbor, becoming the first leader of his country to go to the US naval base in Hawaii.
  Mr Abe will visit on 27 December with US President Barack Obama. The announcement, two days before the 75th anniversary of the attack.
  Whether Mr Abe should or should not go to Pearl Harbor to make amends is a bit irrelevant. That is not where the powder keg is.Where Mr Abe should go, and urgently, is to Nanjing. Next year, 2017, will mark the 80th anniversary of the massacre, when over a period of six weeks in late 1937, troops of Imperial Japan killed hundreds of thousands of people and raped an estimated 20,000 women. The wounds have far from healed; they continue to fester.
  By Mr Abe visiting Nanjing and paying homage to those who were killed, brutalised and raped, Japan would be taking one giant step to peace in the Asia-Pacific. The alternative is what we have now; it is not sustainable.

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