March 10, 2015 – “Japan marks 70th anniversary of Tokyo firebombing, Abe pledges peace ahead of key war statement” (Shanghai Daily)

Japan on Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of the U.S. firebombing of Tokyo during World War II in which a frenzied night raid saw 100,000 lives lost… Prime Minister Shinzo Abe… pledged in the ceremony to ‘contribute as much as possible to achieve lasting peace,’ and to ‘humbly face up to the past, while remembering deeply the lessons learned from the tragic war.'”