April 8, 2015 – “Diplomatic Bluebook highlights Japan’s international role since the war” (Asahi)

An official policy document issued annually by the Foreign Ministry expresses “deep reflection” over Japan’s behavior in World War II while highlighting its international contributions ever since. China and South Korea were quick to criticize references to their two nations in the Diplomatic Bluebook, which is drawing particular attention as 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.”