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Friday, August 14, 2015

Japan's Past World War II Apologies

Shinzo Abe Echoes Japan's Past World War II Apologies but Adds None

By JONATHAN SOBLE 

People listened to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan as he gave a statement marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Tokyo on Friday.


Mr. Abe's statement on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the war's end seemed intended to highlight what he and other conservatives see as an endless apology. 

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