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Japan's Apology For Annexing Korea
"Japan apologized once again to South Korea on Tuesday for colonizing the Korean peninsula for more than three decades in the early 1900s," quotes The Marmot's Hole's Yuna [emphasis hers] — Japanese PM, Naoto-Kan apologizes (in tears) to Korea.
"South Korea's conservative leaders this week allowed an apology by Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan to resonate more strongly than past displays of sorrow for the sins of war," writes Donald Kirk — Seoul devours Japanese apology. "One way or another, Japanese leaders have been issuing apologies for the sins of their predecessors since the 1950s. Koreans - and Chinese and others - are so used to hearing the A-word that they tend to shrug it off as meaningless whenever they hear it again."
"It lacked a declaration of the complete invalidity of the Japanese annexation of Korea, and it was utterly lacking in anything about the countless instances of victimization that took place during Japanese colonial rule, including forcible conscription, atomic bomb casualties, and the comfort women issue," said Democratic Party spokeswoman Jeon Hyun-hee, and other issues nt mentioned were "detainees in Siberia" and — Kan’s apology receives mixed response.
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