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Japan marks 70 years since its World War II surrender

Aug 15, 2015

Japan marks 70 years since its World War II surrender

Japan marked the 70th anniversary of its surrender in World War II on Saturday, with the Imperial Couple, prime minister and about 5,000 relatives of the war dead set to attend a ceremony later in the day to mourn the fallen. This year’s commemoration ...

Aug 14, 2015

Japan's past apologies over WWII, colonial history, 'comfort women'

Following are some key excerpts from Japanese leaders’ previous statements on the country’s militaristic past. Tomiichi Murayama on the 50th anniversary, 1995 “During a certain period in the not too distant past, Japan, following a mistaken national policy, advanced along the road to war, ...

Many praise Germany, scorn Japan 70 years after WWII

Aug 13, 2015

Many praise Germany, scorn Japan 70 years after WWII

Both nations brutalized continents. Both slaughtered and abused tens of millions of people. But while Germany is held up as a paragon of post-World War II reconciliation, Japan is mired in animosity with its neighbors seven decades later. In many ways, the stunning economic ...