The Murayama Statement (村山談話 Murayama Danwa), officially titled On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the war's end (戦後50周年の終戦記念日にあたっての村山内閣総理大臣談話 Sengo 50 Shūnen no Shūsen Kinenbi Niatatte no Murayama Naikaku-sōri-daijin Danwa), was released by the then Prime Minister of Japan Tomiichi Murayama on August 15, 1995. In it, he apologized for the damage and suffering caused by Japan to its Asian neighbors during World War II.
The statement was based on a Cabinet decision, requiring unanimous approval from the Cabinet members. It is often quoted as the official position of the Government of Japan on the issue of Japan's wartime aggression in the early 20th century.
- Kono Statement
- Treaty on Basic Relations between Japan and South Korea
- Agreement between the Republic of Korea and Japan on Economic Cooperation and to Resolve Problems Related to Claims and Property jp:財産及び請求権に関する問題の解決並びに経済協力に関する日本国と大韓民国との間の協定
- Asian Women's Fund
- Japan–South Korea Joint Declaration of 1998
- Special law to redeem pro-Japanese collaborators' property
- Asahi Shimbun of so-called comfort women reporting problem jp:朝日新聞の慰安婦報道問題
- List of war apology statements issued by Japan
- Fusen Ketsugi
- Seiji Yoshida
- Futsukaichi Rest Home
- Prostitutes in South Korea for the U.S. military
- War rape
- "Ex-PM Murayama says no need to re-examine 1993 statement on sex slavery". Archived from the original on February 28, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
- "http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/japan/opinion/umezu.html Japan Has Faced Its Past"
- Press Conference on: Visit of Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto to the People's Republic of China (September 6, 1997)
- Address by Minister for Foreign Affairs Yōhei Kōno During His Visit to the People's Republic of China
- (Far Eastern Economic Review, August 10, 2000)
- Letter written in response to the article "Miffed Chinese Sue Japan Companies" in The New York Times on 7 August 2000
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Conference 17 October 2000
- English full text of the statement
- Report No. 49: Japanese Prisoners of War Interrogation on Prostitution
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