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Japanese Leader Apologizes for Wartime Aggression

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Japanese Leader Apologizes for Wartime Aggression

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Japanese Leader Apologizes for Wartime Aggression

Japanese Leader Apologizes for Wartime Aggression

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Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's apology came during his speech to an Asian-African leaders' summit in Jakarta, April 22. hide caption

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In a move to ease tension between Japan and China, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi publicly expressed "feelings of deep remorse and heartfelt apology" over Japan's "colonial rule and aggression" during World War II and before.