FILE - In this Dec. 19, 1995 file photo, then-Japanese Foreign Minister Yohei Kono, right, poses with Chinese President Jiang Zemin for photographers prior to their meeting at the Commu

 

              FILE - In this Dec. 19, 1995 file photo, then-Japanese Foreign Minister Yohei Kono, right, poses with Chinese President Jiang Zemin for photographers prior to their meeting at the Commu
FILE - In this Dec. 19, 1995 file photo, then-Japanese Foreign Minister Yohei Kono, right, poses with Chinese President Jiang Zemin for photographers prior to their meeting at the Communist Party headquarters in Beijing. Kono, whose name is on a landmark 1993 apology over Japan’s use of wartime sex slaves, said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s attempts to downplay Japan’s actions before and during World War II have hurt the country’s global image and undermined its pacifist pledge. Kono said Abe’s suggestion he wants to revise two apologies - including a 1995 statement expressing regret for Japan’s wartime aggression and commitment to peace - risks setting back by decades relations with China and South Korea. (AP Photo/Pool, File)