Japan’s Mitsubishi corporation has made a landmark apology for using US prisoners of war as forced labour during World War Two.
A senior executive, Hikaru Kimura, expressed remorse at a ceremony in Los Angeles that prisoners had been put to work in mines operated by the firm.
It is believed to be the first such apology by a Japanese company.
One of the few surviving former US prisoners forced to work in Japan was present to accepted the apology.
I don’t think there’s any value in apologies from people who didn’t do something to people who weren’t harmed, but in this case at least one of the people harmed was still around to hear the apology.