1993: Japanese Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa conveys remorse that the country’s past acts of aggression and colonial rule caused unbearable suffering and sorrow for so many people

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Japanese Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa uses his first parliamentary policy address to convey “a feeling of deep remorse and apologies for the fact that our country’s past acts of aggression and colonial rule caused unbearable suffering and sorrow for so many people.”

To: 
General public
From: 
Japan
Year of Apology: 
1993
Footnote: 
Berger, Michael. “The Hidden Japanese; Rites of Summer.” The New Leader. September 6, 1993.