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Japanese Minister's Visit to China Fails to Ease Tensions

Japan's foreign minister leaves China after meetings about the violent anti-Japanese protests over the last three weeks. Neither side appeared conciliatory, amid disputes over Japanese textbooks' portrayal of Japan's role in World War II and Japan's application for a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council.

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Rob Gifford
Rob Gifford is the NPR foreign correspondent based in Shanghai.