Japan PM Abe wants to replace landmark war apology: paper




 
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Japan PM Abe wants to replace landmark war apology: paper
 
December 31st, 2012  
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Japan PM Abe wants to replace landmark war apology: paper
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to replace a landmark 1995 apology for suffering caused in Asia during World War Two with an unspecified "forward-looking statement", a newspaper reported on Monday. Abe, a hawkish conservative who is known to want to recast Japan's position on its wartime militarism in less apologetic tones, led his party to a landslide victory in a December 16 election. He outlined his intention to restate Japan's position in an interview with the conservative Sankei newspaper, but he did not give details. ...




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