[Prime Minister] Abe's use of the word "repentance" – instead of the more common term "remorse" – was significant [in his speech to Congress]. I don't recall that word being used in the past. To me, repentance implies that you see your actions as something that is wrong and that you want to distance yourself from it. [Prime Minister] Abe appeared to have gone further than he did in an address to the Australian parliament last year, where offered "sincere condolences," not an apology.
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