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Japan must deal with its past and make up with neighbours: Merkel

Mrs Merkel, addressing a press conference with Mr Abe, said that the re-acceptance of her country by the international community helped Germany get back on its feet. 'Reconciliation always requires two sides. We saw after World War II that France was ready to reach out to us.'


JAPAN could do more to deal with its World War II legacy and reconcile with Asian neighbours, German Chancellor Angela Merkel signalled at a press conference on Monday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

"There was debate, sometimes an acrimonious debate, about how to