1998: Japan-Britain Japan’s treatment of British POWs

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Japanese Prime Minister Ryutara Hashiomoto offers his “heartfelt apology” to the British government and expresses “Deep remorse” for Japan’s treatment of British POWs in World War II.

To: 
Britain
From: 
Japan
Year of Apology: 
1998
Footnote: 
Mitchell, Emily. “Apologies: who’s sorry now?” Index of Censorship. May-June, 1998; Askwith, Richard. “The Year of Saying Sorry.” Daily Telegraph. December 26, 1998.