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Former Japanese PM apologizes for wartime crimes in China



NANJING, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama on Thursday apologized for Japan's wartime crimes in China and expressed his hope that the tragedy would not be repeated.

Hatoyama made the remarks while touring the Memorial Hall of the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing.

Hatoyama was the third former Japanese prime minister to visit the memorial after Tomiichi Murayama and Toshiki Kaifu.
During the visit, he often stopped to pay silent tribute to photos or the remains of the victims of the Nanjing Massacre, which was committed by the invading Japanese army in the late 1930s.

Hatoyama nodded as Zhu Chengshan, the memorial's president, told him that it is an undeniable fact, as stated in the verdicts of the Tokyo and Nanjing martial courts, that Japanese invaders killed more than 300,000 people in Nanjing.

"The Japanese government had made it clear when signing the Treaty of San Francisco 1951 that it accepted the verdicts of the Far Eastern International Military Court of Justice and others verdicts regarding its war crimes," Zhu said.

After seeing slogans reading, "To remember the historical lesson of Nanjing, but not for revenge, and to seek eternal world peace for great love," Hatoyama said the words touched him and he hopes that all people will work hard for peace.

"After the tree of peace I planted blossoms and bears fruits, I will come back again," he said at the end of a two-hour visit when he planted a ginkgo tree in a park.

Hatoyama, 66, served as Japan's prime minister between September 2009 and June 2010.

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Source: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-01/17/c_124246352.htm
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Post time 2013-1-18 09:16:14 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Eudaimonia at 2013-1-18 09:16

One more apology in the endless pile of apologies coming from Japan that China will conveniently ignore until it suits China's best interests not to ignore them, meaning when China will want to have Japan as an ally or friend.

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Post time 2013-1-18 10:41:21 |Display all floors
We have an Australian Nazi forumite who agrees with the Japanese Nazi regime in power that Japan has nothing to apologize for.  

This is why China must never take Australia as a friend, while such imbeciles continue to misinform its position toward (and against) China.

In fact, China must prepare for the eventuality that Australia will backstab China in the end, like the Nazi's who can never be trusted.

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Post time 2013-1-18 10:50:43 |Display all floors
Even the Russia bears are more reasonable.


They did not demand such regular rituals from the ex Nazis as a basis to do business.
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Post time 2013-1-18 11:20:18 |Display all floors
Hatoyama is proof that there are Japanese who disagree with the Nazi regime of pre-War Japan, and with the current Nazi regime as well.  

China should start integrating the friendly part of Japan into her peace alliance by giving them preferential tariff, tax and interest rate treatment.  This should be offset by higher tariffs, taxes and interest rates for the hostile Japanese businesses and banks.

Japan should be absorbed nto the greater Asian culture of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism.  Its Shintoism should be ostracized for blessing the mass murder of fellow Asians.  It does not qualify as a bona fide Asian religion, and should be dealt with as a Nazi cult.

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Post time 2013-1-18 11:24:04 |Display all floors
Revolutionar Post time: 2013-1-18 10:50
Even the Russia bears are more reasonable.

That's because the Germans sincerely did their utmost they can do to ensure such tragedy is heavily embedded by them as a reminder of the terrible things committed by the Nazis even until today and some people thinking about apologies but without sincerity what difference does it make?


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Post time 2013-1-18 12:05:43 |Display all floors
Japan   a n d    China could have done a lot more confidence building in the past.

Both have missed the chance.

Both schoolbook histories are either leaving out facts or simply insincere.

The young generation should have given the chance to learn about the truth and to learn reach

out to another.

Failed policy on both sides !

Now you are surprised about the inflammatory nationalists action, burning and demolishing Japanese cars, etc.
It is indeed very practical that the party is  judge, legislator, head of the army, executor  and  publisher  all in one in China.

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