Japan PM: shouldn’t have to keep apologizing for WWII

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70 years ago, Emperor Hirohito announced Japan’s unconditional surrender to end World War II. Current Emperor Akihito is expressing “deep remorse” for Japan’s actions and says he hopes the ravages of war “will never be repeated.” But the island nation is divided on how it looks back on its World War II history. And the anniversary has prompted protests in Tokyo and other parts of Asia.

CCTV’s Terrence Terashima filed this report from Japan.

Japanese Emperor expresses

70 years ago, Emperor Hirohito announced Japan's unconditional surrender to end World War II. Current Emperor Akihito is expressing "deep remorse" for Japan's actions and says he hopes the ravages of war "will never be repeated." But the island nation is divided on how it looks back on its World War II history. And the anniversary has prompted protests in Tokyo and other parts of Asia. CCTV's Terrence Terashima filed this report from Japan.


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Peter Kuznick on WWII surrender

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