Letter: Emperor and PoWs

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The Independent Online
Sir: The vast majority of people in Japan today were not even born until after the atrocities. If we are to hold people responsible for their ancestors' crimes, then we, the British people, will spend the best part of the rest of our lives apologising. I don't accept responsibility for the slave trade or any of the countless crimes committed by British citizens under the banner of imperialism.

CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT

Reading, Berkshire

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