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"In the past, Japan, through its colonial rule and aggression, caused tremendous damage and suffering."
JUNICHIRO KOIZUMI, Japanese Prime Minister, expressing "deep remorse and heartfelt apology" for Japan's actions in World War II at a summit of Asian and African leaders in Jakarta

"I saw giants, but their successors gathering in Jakarta today are just half-giants. That is better than dwarfs."
ROESLAN ABDULGANI, Indonesian diplomat who served as secretary general for the first Asian-African Conference in Bandung in 1955

"If we can achieve it, it will be a model for the rest...

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