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Abe likely to use critical phrases in anniversary proclamation

In the Financial Times, Leo Lewis reports on PM Shinzo Abe's upcoming speech

Shinzo Abe is likely to reuse crucial phrases from past Japanese apologies for the second world war on Friday's 70th anniversary, as he seeks to avoid fresh tensions with China and South Korea. There has been speculation that Japan's prime minister, known as a conservative nationalist, would use his proclamation to water down past apologies, even if he risked setting off a storm of protest across Asia and inflaming domestic debates about Japan's wartime history. Read the article

Published in: Dispatches

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