Jon Reinsch

Jon Reinsch, a Foreign Policy In Focus contributor, is a Japan specialist and computer programmer based in Seattle. He blogs occasionally at

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Mourners float paper lanterns with messages of peace down the Motoyasu River in Hiroshima. The United States has refused to apologize for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki or the firebombing of Tokyo, encouraging hardliners in Japan to refuse to apologize for the Imperial Army’s own crimes in East Asia. (Photo: terrykimura / Flickr) Views
Saturday, April 12, 2014
In Praise of Apologies
Apologizing to people of other countries may be one of the worst sins a national leader can commit. Or so it seemed, as Republicans lambasted President Barack Obama for making what they called an “ apology tour ” in 2009, and when Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney titled his book No...
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