Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda
delivers a speech at the prestigious Peking University in Beijing, capital
of China, on Dec. 28, 2007. Yasuo Fukuda arrived here for an official
visit to China from Dec. 27 to 30. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)
BEIJING, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Prime Minister
Yasuo Fukuda on Friday said Japan would "very earnestly" reflect on the
"agonizing part of history" and continue to follow the path of peaceful
development so as to establish "forward-looking China-Japan relations".
Fukuda made the statement when meeting with Chinese
Premier Wen Jiabao. China and Japan have a long-standing disagreement over
While speaking at the Peking University in the
afternoon, Fukuda said Wen Jiabao stressed during his trip to Japan in April
that the principle of "taking history as a mirror and looking forward to the
future" was not meant to prolong hatred but to make a better future.
"I took the words of Premier Wen seriously," Fukuda
He said in the long river of history, the two
nations, though they had "experienced this or that misfortunes", had an
obligation and responsibility to treat history properly and pass it to future
Fukuda stressed that Japan would adhere to peaceful
development and devote itself to cooperation with the international community."
But Japan must ponder upon the past and reflect on its errors, and earnestly
treat the past with an attitude to show consideration to victims," Fukuda said.
Japan should "bravely and wisely reflect on that
which should be reflected" so as to avoid similar mistakes in the future, he
added, to unanimous applause.
Fukuda arrived in Beijing on Thursday afternoon for an official visit that runs until Dec. 30.
Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda (L) delivers a speech at the prestigious Peking University in Beijing, capital of China, on Dec. 28, 2007. Yasuo Fukuda arrived here for an official visit to China from Dec. 27 to 30. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)
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