The new Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has indicated that he may revisit and revise past war apologies. This can possibly jeopardize Japan's apology to the American POWs of Japan and the associated visitation program to Japan. Democratic Japan to engender trust should be expanding not retracting its acts of contrition.
The letter was signed by Joseph Vater, President of the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor (ADBC) Memorial Society. Most surviving American POWs of Japan are DAV members.
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The text of the letter is as follows: