The original draft of the resolution that was submitted by Japan Socialist Party contained stronger expressions of apology. However, it was weakened by Liberal Democratic Party with whom Japan Socialist Party formed a coalition cabinet.
251 out of 502 representatives participated in the final vote on the revised resolution, and 230 of them supported the resolution. 241 representatives abstained from voting. 70 of absentees belonged in one of the three parties in the coalition cabinet that sponsored the resolution (Japan Socialist Party, Liberal Democratic Party, and New Party Sakigake).
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