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Foreign Minister Makiko Tanaka will reiterate government’s apology for Japan’s wartime aggression against its Asian neighbors at a ceremony marking Saturday’s 50th anniversary of the signing of the San Francisco peace treaty, ministry officials said Friday.

During the event at the San Francisco Opera House, Tanaka is expected to reaffirm Japan’s feelings of “deep remorse and heartfelt apology,” as expressed in a statement issued in 1995 by then Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama.

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