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Premier Apologizes to South Koreans

October 08, 1998|From Times Wire Reports

Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi issued his country's most thorough apology to date to the South Korean people for 35 years of brutal colonial rule. A joint declaration made by Obuchi and South Korean President Kim Dae Jung, who is visiting Tokyo, said Obuchi "expressed deep remorse and extended a heartfelt apology to the people of South Korea." It was the first written apology ever issued to an individual country by Japan for its actions up to, before and during World War II.

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