If the original wrong doers are by now either dead or very old (and sentenced) would you still apologize on their behalf?
For instance in the case with Japan, many from China and its neighboring countries say the country wasn't really expressed remorse for war crimes.
Why should its present prime minister or emperor even apologize when they aren't the bad people who did those crimes nor were even born back then?
By the same token, that would be like saying we should apologize for what happened to the Native Americans in our country.
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Most Helpful Guy
Apologies are owed to the native Americans. No one ever was charged with any wrong doings for the genicide inflicted on them. How ever in the case where we bombed Japan no apology is owed as they brought it upon themselves when they attacked Pearl Harbor. It would have been more befitting had we hit the empriors area rather than only civilians0
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Most Helpful Girl
Our current president went on an apology spree during his first term, and said America was sorry for its arrogance. Made him *abd us) seem spineless and weak.
The same principle goes for people expecting "reparation" for things neither they nor we were alive for.
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