A Japanese daily is reporting that the country's parliament is unlikely to pass a resolution repenting for Japan's past aggressions on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two.
A Japanese official told the Mainichi Shimbun that lawmakers are not expected to pass a resolution before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe releases his statement in August to mark the occasion.
An official from Japan's Komeito Party also said Tokyo doesn't feel the need to pass a resolution simply because this year marks the 70th anniversary.
Japan's parliament issued statements expressing deep remorse for the country's past aggressions in 1995 and 2005, on the 50th and 60th anniversaries of the end of the war.
Korea and China, both victims of Japan's past aggressions, will almost certainly protest loudly if Japan's parliament doesn't issue an apology this year.