Japan decided on October 5 to cancel plans to participate in an international fleet review hosted by South Korea, after Seoul in effect asked for the removal of the controversial “rising sun” naval flag from a Japanese warship due to take part. Korea views the flag as a symbol of Japan’s imperial past. Photo: AFP

Japan’s neighbours cannot forgive until wartime misdeeds are sincerely regretted

  • Its actions show Japan does not fully recognise its misdeeds from the second world war, which is why it will continue to face outrage
Topic |   Legacy of war in Asia

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Japan decided on October 5 to cancel plans to participate in an international fleet review hosted by South Korea, after Seoul in effect asked for the removal of the controversial “rising sun” naval flag from a Japanese warship due to take part. Korea views the flag as a symbol of Japan’s imperial past. Photo: AFP
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