1972: Japan-China Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka realizes damage to the Chinese people through war

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Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka tells visiting Chinese Premier Chou En-lai that “Japan realizes her heavy responsibility in causing enormous damage to the Chinese people in the past through the war.”

 

To: 
China
From: 
Japan
Year of Apology: 
1972
Footnote: 
hriver, Donald W., Jr. An Ethic for Enemies. Oxford, 1995. p136.