Visiting Merkel reminds Japan to face wartime past

March 9, 2015 4:55 AM

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Visiting Merkel reminds Japan to face wartime past

TOKYO (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, referring to Germany's own experience, reminded Japan on Monday of the need to squarely confront its wartime past but also signaled that neighboring countries must do their part to achieve reconciliation.

The polite reminder comes as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is preparing to issue a statement to mark the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War Two, the legacy of which still plagues Tokyo's ties with China and South Korea.

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