(From Associated Press/Kyodo)

China has criticized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s statement on World War II as “evasive.”

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

A statement posted early Saturday on the Chinese Foreign Ministry website says that “Japan should have made an explicit statement on the nature of the war … rather than being evasive.”

Abe reaffirmed past Japanese apologies in his official statement late Friday on the 70th anniversary of the end of the war, but refrained from making his own apology.

Japan invaded and occupied much of China, where it was waging war years before its entry, as an Axis power allied with Nazi Germany, into World War II.  Read More

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