Skip to comments.Japan marks 67th anniversary of WWII surrender, as frictions with neighbors mount
Posted on 08/15/2012 3:28:47 AM PDT by moonshot925
TOKYO Japan marked the 67th anniversary of its World War II surrender with a somber ceremony in the capital Wednesday, while renewed tension over territorial disputes and animosity over its wartime actions heated up across the region.
Renewing Japans pledge to maintain its war-renouncing policy, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda mourned for the war dead and apologized to victims of Japanese wartime atrocities.
We have caused tremendous damage and pain to many countries, particularly the Asian people, during the war. We deeply regret that and sincerely mourn for those who were sacrificed and their relatives, Noda said. We will not repeat the same mistake.
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Flyboys, pg. 301
Yes the Japanese were extremely brutal. Many of the war criminals were not prosecuted and went on to head big businesses after the war. Unit 731’s experiment results were given to the Allies.
Japanese Prime Minister Kishi from the mid 1950s was one of these.
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