70th anniversary of end of WWII is marked in Japan

August 15, 2015 5:15 AM

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70th anniversary of end of WWII is marked in Japan

Japanese Emperor Akihito has marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two with an expression of "deep remorse" over the conflict, a departure from his annual script that could be seen as a subtle rebuke of conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Mr Abe yesterday expressed "utmost grief" for the suffering Japan inflicted in the war, but said future generations should not have to keep apologising for the mistakes of the past.

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