Panel calls on Japan to move toward reconciliation with China, South Korea

(From The Japan News)

An advisory panel on Thursday submitted to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a report compiled after its discussions on a planned statement to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , right, receives the 38-page report from Taizo Nishimuro,  chairman of the Japanese government's advisory panel

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, receives the 38-page report from Taizo Nishimuro, chairman of the panel commissioned by Abe to review Japan’s recent history

The Advisory Panel on the History of the 20th Century and on Japan’s Role and World Order in the 21st Century stipulated in the report that “Japan expanded its aggression” and waged “a reckless war.”

It added that postwar Japan based itself on “a thorough reflection” on its wartime actions.

At a press conference Thursday, panel Chairman Taizo Nishimuro, president of Japan Post Holdings Co., said, “The report is intended for Prime Minister Abe, but we want the younger generation to read it to deepen their understanding of history.”

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