South Koreas president apologized to Japan after calling Emperor Akihito the son of war criminals

 South Koreas president apologized to Japan after calling Emperor Akihito the son of war criminals

South Korean Parliament Speaker Wen Xixiang (Yonhap)

Overseas Network, June 14, according to South Koreas Central Daily on the 13th reported that on the same day, South Korean parliament Speaker Wen Xixiang and former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama held talks in Seoul, apologized for the speech involving the Japanese Emperor.

Emperor Akihito and Queen of Japan (NHK News)

In February, Wen Xixiang told Bloomberg that, as the son of Emperor Zhao and Emperor Akihito, of course, was the son of war criminals; if Emperor Akihito sincerely apologized, comfort women could be permanently solved.

The remarks caused a stir in Japan. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japanese Cabinet Chief Cabinet Secretary Kan Yiwei and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono all voiced for apology.

On the 13th, Yukio Hatoyama and South Korean parliamentarians walked side by side. (Korean Central Daily)

Wen Xixiang initially did not flinch, insisting that the relevant speeches were personal and consistent, without apologizing. But on June 13, he offered to say hello and apologize.

Wenxi said to Yukio Hatoyama, Please apologize to those who are sad (because they spoke before).

Yukio Hatoyama criticized, From the Korean standpoint, that statement is understandable, but for the Japanese, it is impolite to involve the Emperor. Wen Xixiang answered, I totally agree with you.

According to Korean media analysis, Wen Xixiang offered to apologize to Japan, demonstrating his determination to improve Korean-Japanese relations. A member of Parliament who attended the talks also said that at that time Yukio Hatoyama put forward reasonable proposals to improve relations between Korea and Japan, and Wen Xixiang took out his mind.

Source: Overseas Network Responsible Editor: Yang Yi_NBJ10647