The Asahi Shimbun published an editorial on World War II on June 14, 2010.
“With its proposal for an East Asian community, Japan can no longer afford to remain content with views about history and the world that only satisfy it,” said the Asahi Shimbun. “Now, reconciliation over the past is more important than ever. We hope Prime Minister Naoto Kan will inherit the principle of ‘taking a hard and straight look at history’ espoused by his predecessor.”
Unfortunately, neither Naoto Kan nor the Asahi Shimbun followed that advice.