Resolution to Renew the Determination for Peace on the Basis of Lessons Learned from History (No War Resolution)


June 9, 1995


(Unofficial translation by the Secretariat of the Japan House of Representatives)


The House of Representatives resolves as follows:


On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II, this House offers its sincere condolences to those who fell in action of wars and similar actions all over the world.


Solemnly reflecting upon many instances of colonial rule and acts of aggression in the modern history of the world, and recognizing that Japan carried out those acts in the past, inflicting pain and suffering upon the peoples of other countries, especially in Asia, the Members of this House express a sense of deep remorse.


We must transcend differences over historical views of the past war and learn humbly the lessons of history so as to build a peaceful international society.


This House expresses its resolve, under the banner of eternal peace enshrined in the Constitution of Japan, to join hands with other nations of the world and to pave the way to a future that allows all human beings to live together.