Perhaps we should point out that there has been apologies made but there has been controversy about whether or not it was enough......but you can read for your self the entire wiki....Japanese war crimes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia however for me this is an apology: "Japanese governments have officially recognised the suffering which the Japanese military caused, and numerous apologies have been issued by the Japanese government. For example, Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama, in August 1995, stated that Japan "through its colonial rule and aggression, caused tremendous damage and suffering to the people of many countries, particularly to those of Asian nations", and he expressed his "feelings of deep remorse" and stated his "heartfelt apology". Also, on September 29, 1972, Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka stated: "[t]he Japanese side is keenly conscious of the responsibility for the serious damage that Japan caused in the past to the Chinese people through war, and deeply reproaches itself."[SUP][/SUP] " Of course there are a large number who find this to be inadequate but as I have stated I look at how they work with our country's needs today and have found them to be a good friend and ally to our interests abroad. I will also point out that there was a long period of economic fear that Japan would soon own us .........which was a false fear and they maintained their friendliness throughout that period of American disenchantment with the trade relations. Today......except by us historians, this trade fear is pretty much forgotten. You will find that many want the Japanese to "fall to their knees" to make apology and I will point out that even in our country many religious views consider this an abasement only required by deity so it is unacceptable in apology to another when it is between mankind. Sorry if I have mis-handled the quotes but I am not skilled at my pugilistic command of creating appropriate texts and quotes as my word-processing was all learned in the "old" school and am unable to appropriately update the skills.........as an old mechanic wrench jerker I was lucky to make the fingers hit the keyboard once again with just some of the previous pugilistic capabilities.