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Japan's wartime Emperor Hirohito was stopped from voicing remorse

Steward's newly disclosed documents show PM opposed expression of regret

Emperor Hirohito visits war victims in Yokohama in February 1946.   © Kyodo

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Emperor Hirohito wanted to express his regret and remorse over World War II in 1952 but was stopped from doing so by the prime minister at the time, newly disclosed documents showed Monday.

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