January 25, 2014

Asia Needs a "Normal" Japan

Ananth Krishnan, The Hindu

The Associated Press

A “normal” Japan that takes on greater security responsibilities in Asia, coupled with its new-found confidence under Mr. Abe, bodes well for India and the region.

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