Placards depicting Japanese PM Shinzo Abe as Hitler
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Japan and WW2: S Korea protests hit WW2 anniversary

Protesters in South Korea have burned anti-Japan placards outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul, on the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two.

The surrender freed the then-unified Korea from 35 years of occupation but some believe Japan has failed to properly atone for its actions during the war.

In North Korea, clocks have been put back by 30 minutes, so the country does not remain on 'Tokyo time'.

Stephen Evans reports from Seoul.

  • 15 Aug 2015
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