31 May '16, 3am

Former PM of Singapore Goh Chok Tong at #Nikkei Future of Asia conference

Singapore's Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong delivered the keynote speech at the 22nd International Conference on The Future of Asia in Tokyo, Japan on Monday (May 30), the first day of the event. His speech at the annual Nikkei Conference, titled "Rising to Global Challenges and Realising Asia's Potential", was followed by a dialogue session. Here are some edited excerpts from the dialogue: On historical legacies affecting China-Japan-US relations and the region ESM Goh: "I see the visit by President Obama to Hiroshima and I must here add that I happened to be there some years ago, I can understand the reason. It is important because symbolically, it shows the two countries are further down the road to close another chapter on the past. "This symbolic gesture is important because Hiroshima was a huge tragedy for the Japanese as a result of Japan's war in the Pacific...

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