Shinzo Abe bows as he leaves a news conference after delivering his statement. Photo: Reuters Shinzo Abe bows as he leaves a news conference after delivering his statement. Photo: Reuters
Shinzo Abe bows as he leaves a news conference after delivering his statement. Photo: Reuters

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's war apology rings hollow

Kevin Rafferty says the rambling, awkward 70th anniversary speech, followed by commemorations at the Yasukuni Shrine, did nothing to mend tense relations with China and others

Shinzo Abe bows as he leaves a news conference after delivering his statement. Photo: Reuters Shinzo Abe bows as he leaves a news conference after delivering his statement. Photo: Reuters
Shinzo Abe bows as he leaves a news conference after delivering his statement. Photo: Reuters
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