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Japan apology still powerful

2011-12-09

Queen’s University professor Jill Scott is available to comment on Japan apologizing to Canada for mistreatment of Canadian prisoners during World War Two.

“After 70 years, this apology is still very powerful, especially for the few remaining vets. This late apology also reminds us of the vast cultural differences involved in national apologies.”

The Languages, Literatures and Cultures professor researches public the social dynamics of forgiveness and reconciliation, and is the author of A Poetics of Forgiveness.

Dr. Scott is available only for phone interviews.

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