March 27, 2015 – “Japan Turns Down China’s Invitation To Military Parade Marking End Of World War II” (China Topix)

“Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has reportedly said that he rejected China’s invitation because accepting it would mean Japan is submitting its soverignty to a former enemy. Reports said Abe did not accept the invitation because Japan will feel uneasy about what it sees as China’s growing assertiveness in the region.”