1994: Japan apologizes for the suffering caused by Imperial Japan

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 Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama apologizes for the suffering caused by Imperial Japan and concedes that other Asians suffered “tragic sacrifices beyond description.”

 

To: 
General public
From: 
Japan
Year of Apology: 
1994
Footnote: 
Dower, John W. “Triumphal and Tragic Narratives of the War in Asia.” [In Hein, Laura and Mark Selden, eds. Living With The Bomb. M.E. Scharpe, 1997.] p49; “War Shadows: Japan.” The Economist. August 20, 1994.