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Japan names day after Hirohito

Japan’s parliament has approved a law to rename a public holiday in honour of World War II Emperor Hirohito. The Showa Day holiday, named after Hirohito’s posthumous title, is intended to mark Japan’s post-war rebirth as well as look to the future. But critics say the move will upset other nations, especially China and the two Koreas, who will say it glorifies Japan’s often brutal militaristic past. Full Story

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