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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Qin Gang's Remarks on Japanese Leader's Erroneous Words and Deeds about Japan's History of Aggression

Q: According to Japanese media, Japanese Prime Minister sent a message in his capacity as head of the Liberal Democratic Party to a a memorial service for the "Showa Era martyrs" held in a temple on Mt Koyasan in Wakayama Prefecture, saying that the war criminals "staked their souls to become the foundation of their nation". What is China's comment on this?

A: The Japanese government should earnestly face up to and deeply reflect upon its history of aggression, and make a clean break from militarism. That is the important foundation on which Japan rebuild and develope relations with its neighboring Asian countries in the post-war era. We urge the Japanese side to fully honor its statement on and commitment to reflect upon its history of aggression, and take concrete actions to win back the trust of its Asian neighbors and the international community.

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