1991: The mayor of Honolulu invites Japanese officials to a ceremony to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor-Japan Refuses

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The mayor of Honolulu invites Japanese officials to a ceremony to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, but on the condition that they apologize for the war.  The Japanese spokesman Ishihara Nobuo refuses, saying “the entire world is responsible for the war.”

To: 
Japan
From: 
USA
Year of Apology: 
1991
Footnote: 
Daizaburo, Y.U.I. “Between Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima/Nagasaki.” [In Hein, Laura and Mark Selden, eds. Living With The Bomb. M.E. Scharpe, 1997.] p61.