Thursday, December 8, 2016

Should Japan Apologize

I do not think an apology from the current prime minister of Japan would in any way atone for what Imperial Japan did before he was even born. The Empire of Japan was an enemy of the United States. Japan today is one of our strongest allies. If Shinzo Abe does express regret, it will not undo World War II. If Prime Minister Abe does not offer contrition, it does not mean he or the Japan of today hate America or Americans. Whatever Abe decides, the past will stay buried.

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