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Koizumi Apologizes for Past, May Meet Hu on Sat

Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi apologized on Friday for Japan’s wartime past and said he wanted to meet Chinese President Hu Jintao in a bid to repair ties between the Asian giants, at their worst in over 30 years. Koizumi, speaking after making the apology in front of world leaders at a multilateral forum, said he would meet Hu on Saturday on the sidelines of the Asia-Africa summit in Jakarta. Full Story

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