Feb. 24, 2015 – “Politician Urges Japan’s Premier to Stand by World War II Apologies” (NYT)

Yohei Kono, 78, a former deputy prime minister who retired from politics in 2009, said that when Mr. Abe commemorates the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, he should repeat past expressions of remorse over Japan’s wartime aggression and abuses.”