South Korea, Japan mark 70 years since end of World War 2
August 15 , 2015
Korea was freed from occupation after Japan surrendered to the allied forces in August 1945.
Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe attended a ceremony in Tokyo, and a minute’s silence was observed.
Abe has expressed “profound grief” over his country’s role in the war, but did not issue a fresh apology for Japan’s wartime actions.
South Korea and China want a more “sincere” expression of regret from the Japanese leadership.