Japan asked for annexation apology by Korean scholars





Over 1,000 scholars, writers and attorneys from Korea and Japan asked the Japanese government for a formal apology for the annexation of Korea ahead of its 100-year anniversary next month.

They also asked Japan to declare the annexation treaty, signed Aug. 29, 1910, null and void, which would essentially admit the annexation was wrong....

“The statement has great meaning in that it requested a specific action from the prime minister,” said Yi Tae-jin, emeritus professor of Korean history at Seoul National University, who is one of the signatories on the request.


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