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Japan and the United States marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the San Francisco Peace Treaty and their postwar alliance Saturday, with Foreign Minister Makiko Tanaka expressing contrition for Japan’s wartime deeds and Secretary of State Colin Powell assuring Tokyo the alliance will remain strong.

The treaty formally ended the state of war between Japan and the Allied powers, and cemented Japan’s postwar ties with the U.S.

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