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Japan Will Express Remorse For Wwii

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 1995

Japan’s governing parties agreed Tuesday night on a parliamentary resolution expressing remorse for inflicting “unbearable pain” on other countries during World War II.

The compromise resolution appears to be more a triumph of carefully crafted ambiguity than a sincere apology, and it is unlikely to reassure Japan’s Asian neighbors.

But the resolution apparently averts a political crisis within Japan, as Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama had hinted that he might resign if a resolution were not approved.


 
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