Japan and other Asian countries today marked the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific.
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi together with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended a special televised memorial service in Tokyo where they paid their respect to Japan's war dead.
Koizumi offered apologies and remorse on behalf of the nation as a result of Japan's role in the conflict which left millions dead and injured throughout the region.
Acts of remembrance were also held throughout Asia's capitals, where Japan's neighbors particularly China and Korea feel that Japan has not adequately confronted its militaristic and colonial past history.
Hotel Nishiyama and other accommodation in Kyoto
Monday, August 15, 2005