Fri, Dec 14, 2012 - Page 5 News List

China marks Nanjing massacre amid tense Japan ties

AFP, NANJING, China

Japan says it has apologized to Asian countries, citing a 2005 statement by then-prime minister Junichiro Koizumi, who expressed “deep remorse and heartfelt apology” in a reiteration of an earlier pronouncement in 1995.

In an inconclusive joint study two years ago, the Japanese side pointed to “various estimates” for the number of deaths, ranging from as low as 20,000 to 200,000.

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