1984: Japan -South Korea World War II

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September 7, 1984:  Alluding to World War II, Japanese Emperor Hirohito tells the visiting South Korean President that “it is regrettable that there was an unfortunate period in this century.”

To: 
South Korea
From: 
Japan
Year of Apology: 
1984
Footnote: 
Shriver, Donald W., Jr. An Ethic for Enemies. Oxford, 1995. p135.