Wednesday is the Victory Day of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression.
China's anti-Japanese war in the 1930s and 1940s was an important part of the World Anti-Fascist War.
More than 35 million Chinese were either killed or injured during the eight-year conflict, which ended in September 1945 after Japan's official surrender.
Ahead of this year's commemorations, we have spoken to Japanese prisoners of war who were later released by the Chinese government, who expressed remorse for what they, and others had done in China seven decades ago.
Today we meet Isao Inaba, who served in the Japanese army from 1945 and was captured by Chinese Liberation Army in 1949.
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