The gap between Japan and its neighbors over war history is deepening, with Chinese and Koreans sharply critical of Tokyo but most Japanese believing they have apologized enough, a survey said Thursday.
Supporters of former South Korean "comfort women" who were forced to serve as sex slaves for Japanese troops during World War II hold butterfly-shaped placards reading "official apology," during a weekly protest against Japan in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul on August 15, 2012. The gap between Japan and its neighbors over war history is deepening.
The survey by the US-based Pew Research Center found overwhelming sentiment in South Korea and China that Japan has not shown enough contrition, with a mere one percent of South Koreans saying Tokyo has apologized sufficiently.
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