1971: Japanese Emperor Hirohito says his personally sorry for certain things in World War II

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In his first meeting with foreign journalists, Japanese Emperor Hirohito says about World War II, “Yes, there are certain things which happened for which I feel personally sorry.”

To: 
General public
From: 
Japan
Year of Apology: 
1971
Footnote: 
“Japan’s Apologies for World War II.” New York Times. August 14, 2015.