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Healing old wounds

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Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, right, meets with five American veterans of the U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Navy, who were prisoners during World War II, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo on Wednesday. From left: Scott Downing of Amarillo, Texas, Fiske Hanley of Fort Worth, Texas, Charles Brown of Kingwood, West Virginia, William Connell, not shown in photo behind Connell, of Edina, Maryland, and Donald Ryan of Sebring, Forida.

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Try telling them that Japan did no wrong and was a victim in WW2.

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Yes, Japan. Make peace with your friends, why don't you.

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Olrik

He may be looking at his interpreter who is not visible to us.

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Is this another chapter in the MoFA PR program of "wound healing" which will never see the light of day in Japan itself? I think we had another story recently along similar lines.

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Had these been Chinese POWs, the comments here would gear towards: get over it...it has been 7 decades since the war ended...how many times does Jpn has to heal old wounds, etc.

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Honestly, we've had how many other wars since then? It was war and now it's over. Japan lost many civilians in that same war, we're is the apology for that?

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Aly RustomDec. 09, 2015 - 12:54PM JST Try telling them that Japan did no wrong and was a victim in WW2.

Why should he? His boss the PM already apologized before Congress and received a standing ovation. What a stupid comment.

SenseNotSoCommonDec. 09, 2015 - 02:37PM JST Yes, Japan. Make peace with your friends, why don't you.

Japan made peace with South Korea (1965) and China (1972) too. It's just that they can't keep their word.

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Japan made peace with South Korea (1965) and China (1972) too. It's just that they can't keep their word.

What a VERY stupid comment. It is Japan which decided to reexamine its apology. Its Japan that can't keep its word.

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you have to start somewhere. What better way than to have the Young Japanese openly talk about the horrors of war. I'm glad the aged Prisoners of War could still make the trip.

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you have to start somewhere. What better way than to have the Young Japanese openly talk about the horrors of war. I'm glad the aged Prisoners of War could still make the trip.

Waiting for young Japanese to start talking about the Sino-Japanese Wars too.

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