Japan's diplomatic bluebook to express remorse over WWII

Japan's diplomatic bluebook to express remorse over WWII
Photos and notes of World War II pilots are displayed at the Chiran Peace Museum in Minami-Kyushu, Kagoshima Prefecture.

TOKYO - An upcoming Japanese foreign policy report will include an expression of remorse for the nation's wartime aggression and stress its commitment to peace, officials told ruling Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers Wednesday.

In conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the 2015 Diplomatic Bluebook will feature a new section on the country's postwar history.

The report will describe South Korea as Japan's "most important" neighbour, as did the previous report, but no longer say that the two countries "share fundamental values," foreign ministry officials said at the meeting.

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