1995:Japan-Resolution to Renew the Determination for Peace

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On the 50th anniversary of Japan’s surrender, Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama issues a statement of “heartfelt apologies” for Japan’s aggression.  On the same date as Murayama’s statement, the National Diet adopts a “Resolution to Renew the Determination for Peace on the Basis of Lessons Learned from History.”

To: 
General public
From: 
Japan
Year of Apology: 
1995
Footnote: 
hornton, Emily. “Final Mea Culpa?” Far Eastern Economic Review. August 24, 1995; Desmond, Edward W. “Finally, a Real Apology.” Time. August 28, 1995; Mukae, Ryuji. “Japan’s Diet Resolution on World War II: Keeping History at Bay.” Asian Survey.