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World War II apology stirs up new discussion in Japan

In this Tuesday, June. 25, 2013 photo, retired politician Yohei Kono smiles during an interview at his office in Tokyo. Kono, who played a major role in the early 1990s helping Japan confront its wartime past and establish warmer ties with its Asian neighbors during years leading up to the milestone 50th anniversary of the end of World War II, said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe?s suggestion he wants to revise two apologies - including a 1995 statement expressing regret for Japan?s wartime aggression and commitment to peace - risks setting back by decades relations with China and South Korea. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)