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Japan's Abe Expresses 'Remorse,' No Apology for Wartime Past

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed "deep remorse" for Japan's wartime past in a speech Wednesday, but failed to repeat previous official apologies to the victims of Japan's colonial aggression. Abe also took a veiled swipe at China during his closely watched speech at the Asia-Africa summit in Indonesia, which many hoped would serve as an opportunity for Tokyo and Beijing to mend damaged ties. In the lead-up to the event, the conservative Japanese leader had...

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