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Chok Tong urges Abe to offer gesture of contrition to neighbours

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"This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II," says Mr Goh. "It is an opportune moment for Asian countries to show leadership in building trust and confidence. We should seize the moment and launch Asia's quest for a peaceful and prosperous future. Miss it, and the wounds of wartime history may fester for many generations."

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SINGAPORE Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong on Thursday called on Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to "go further" than past Japanese leaders in seeking reconciliation with Asian nations over the legacy of World War II during the 70th anniversary celebrations of the war's end.

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