Japan US War Apology
Executives from Japan's Mitsubishi Corporation offered a historic personal apology for the company's use of American prisoners of war as forced laborers during World War Two.
Mitsubishi executive Hikaru Kimura offered a "most remorseful apology" to 94-year-old former prisoner of war James Murphy during a public ceremony Sunday in Los Angeles.
"I listened very carefully to Mr. Kimura's statement of apology, and found it very, very sincere, humble, and revealing. And this happened to be the first time that we've heard those words and they really touch you at the heart of the thing."
Twelve-thousand American prisoners of war were put into forced labor by the Japanese government and private companies
Although the Japanese government has officially apologized for using American POWs as forced laborers, the apology by Mitsubishi is the first ever by a Japanese conglomerate.
Banks Finally Open in Greece
Banks in cash-strapped Greece opened Monday for the first time in three weeks. Bank customers will be allowed to make a single withdrawal of $455 a week, instead of just $65 in daily withdrawals. However, restrictions on cash transfers abroad will remain in place.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has again rejected proposals to write off part of Greece's debt, but says her government will show flexibility in new talks about how Athens structures its bailout repayments.
Speaking Sunday on German television, the chancellor also ruled out forcing Greece to leave the 19-nation eurozone. She told German lawmakers Friday that a temporary Greek exit would lead to "predictable chaos."