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President Obama's balancing act during visit to Japan

The US president hopes to help heal wounds from World War II atrocities by pointing toward future relations among Asia's Pacific nations without slighting deeply held grievances by South Korea, a US ally.

By visiting Hiroshima, Barack Obama parachutes himself into a seemingly endless dispute among key US allies and trading partners over World War II. In Tokyo's decades-long tug-of-war over history with its neighbors China and South Korea, it's the American president who could end up losing.

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