Japan Ex-PM Nakasone, Witness to War and Success, Turns 100

It is somehow fitting in a country known for longevity that one of Japan's most prominent former leaders has reached 100 years of age.   As a World War II naval officer, Yasuhiro Nakasone witnessed the depths of his country's utter defeat and devastation. Four decades later, he presided over Japan in the 1980s at the pinnacle of its economic success. In recent years, he has lobbied for revision of the war-renouncing, U.S.-drafted constitution, a longtime cause that neither he nor any...

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