Thomas U Berger, author of "War, Guilt and Politics After World War II." He says a complex web of culture, politics, geography and shifting notions of justice have made it more difficult for Japan to apologize for past transgressions than other societies. (TIME Magazine)© Japan Today
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Japan has apologized for waging aggressive war and oppressing its neighbors, but those apologies have fumbling and awkward, and often been undercut by revisionist statements from senior politicians.
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