All eyes on whether Abe statement offers apology

February 26, 2015 10:18 AM

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Both China and South Korea have taken umbrage with Abe over his stance on history. Incorporating the opinions of these experts is motivated by a desire to produce a statement that is objective.

The statement is due to be issued around Aug. 15, the day the war ended. However, with Beijing and Seoul expected to step up their criticism of Abe around this time, the prime minister is considering bringing forward the release of the statement.

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