Japanese nationalists march to pay tribute to the country’s war dead near the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters South Korea And China Urge Japan To Show Greater Contrition Over War — The Guardian On 67th anniversary of the second world war, comments by the South Korean president prompt official protest from Japan. Tension between Japan and its Asian neighbours escalated on Wednesday, the 67th anniversary of the end of the second world war, as South Korea and China both told Tokyo to do more to resolve lingering bitterness over its past military aggression. Memories of Japan’s wartime occupation of much of China and colonisation of South Korea remain powerful, despite close economic ties. Comments by the South Korean president, Lee Myung-bak, prompted an official protest from Japan, where he was accused of insulting the Japanese emperor, Akihito. Read more …. My Comment: The war ended 67 years ago …. time to move on. Unfortunately …. both sides cannot.