A Three-Part Series: A Japanese View - Will Japan’s Apologies Ever be Enough?
Date of Issue2015-12-04
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Prime Minister Abe’s statement on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II (WWII) has been criticised as insincere. However, this view holds Japan to an almost impossibly high standard of repentance that can never be fulfilled. Political dynamics within China mean Beijing has an active interest in never accepting Japanese apologies.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Commentaries, 200-15
Nanyang Technological University