Many civilians and prisoners of war from China, the Soviet Union, the Korean Peninsula and Mongolia perished at the hands of Japanese scientists. Some of the victims were children.
Abe said that he eagerly expects and welcomes Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to visit Japan and to attend the trilateral leaders' summit between Japan, China and South Korea, and expects that the Belt and Road construction could help the recovery and development of regional economy.
"Ultimately, it's about the development of the game by finding new methods, new possibilities. ... You've got a group of computer scientists who love the game combined with professionals who have a deep passion for the game, exploring possibilities that before that combination wouldn't have existed. I think that's a beautiful thing," he said.
It also called for making breakthroughs in key reforms, including in science, technology and industry for defense, equipment procurement, military product pricing, tax revenue and breaking barriers between the military and civilians.
Like China, Japan also attaches importance to the WTO rules and maintains that trade issues should be handled based on those rules, he added.