Japan Crown Prince urges WW2 past not be forgotten as memories fade

February 23, 2015 6:39 AM

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito has made a call to remember Japan's wartime past and the horrors of World War Two - remarks that come as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to recast his country's wartime history in a less apologetic tone.

Abe's government has made requests for changes in accounts of wartime history that it sees as incorrect and damaging to Japan's image, sparking criticism from U.S. scholars.

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