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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II

We welcome Prime Minister Abe’s expression of deep remorse for the suffering caused by Japan during the World War II era, as well as his commitment to uphold past Japanese government statements on history.  We also value Prime Minister Abe’s assurances of Japan’s intent to expand upon its contributions to international peace and prosperity in the years ahead.  For 70 years Japan has demonstrated an abiding commitment to peace, democracy, and the rule of law.  This record stands as a model for nations everywhere.