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Abe Expresses ‘Deepest Remorse’ on WWII Anniversary

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed feelings of “profound grief” and “sincere condolences’ to those who suffered and died from Japan’s past military aggression while making his highly anticipated public statement on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.    "Upon the innocent people did our country inflict immeasurable damage and suffering," Abe said.   Making amends Abe cited Western colonialism as a contributing cause of the war, but said Japan’s...

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