Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)

Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)
Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino-Japanese Relations: Irredentism and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands (ISBN-10: 0824824938)

Friday, December 31, 2010

Ozawa’s Proposal/Learning History-IX

“There was an unfortunate period in modern history and it is a historical fact that Japan and the Japanese people must apologize for,” Ozawa Ichiro, secretary general of the Democratic Party of Japan on 12 December 2009. The statement came out when Ozawa made a speech at Kookmin University in Seoul as his two days trips after he visited Beijing. During 1910 to 1945, Japan colonized the Korean peninsula in what is often referred to as the “unfortunate period.” “We need to make efforts to (build) goodwill and a friendly relationship, as well as solidarity by overcoming past issues … We still have to settle some issues that remain unresolved in Japan and South Korea … Japan is in a position to make proposals in a positive manner on the matter (Japan Times).”

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