...Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi expressed "deep reflections and a heartfelt apology" for the Tokyo's wartime colonization and pledged that his country would never forget the "terrible lessons" of the war, which ended Aug. 15, 1945.Wholesale slaughter can hurt, as can bubonic plague, which the Japanese used against Chinese peasants--you know, out of scientific curiosity.
"Our country has caused great damages and pain to people in many countries, especially our Asian neighbors, through colonization and invasion," Koizumi said in a statement.
So, uh, Mistah Bush... Oh, never mind, he never, ever, ever admits mistakes. But can't he apologize for ones he didn't make?
(Read the whole story; it gives great context.)