Huang Youliang, a former "comfort woman", died at the age of 90 on August 12. A total of 24 Chinese comfort women, including Huang, have attempted to sue the Japanese government in four cases since 1995, all have failed. Photo: Xinhua

Why is it so hard for Japan to say sorry?

Last surviving Chinese woman to sue the Japanese government for sex slavery suffered during the second world war died last week. Yet, instead of a sincere apology from Tokyo, Japan’s leader chose to honour country’s war criminals

Topic |   Legacy of war in Asia

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Huang Youliang, a former "comfort woman", died at the age of 90 on August 12. A total of 24 Chinese comfort women, including Huang, have attempted to sue the Japanese government in four cases since 1995, all have failed. Photo: Xinhua
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