1894: Japan -Great Britain compensation for sinking the British ship Kow Shing.

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Japan reportedly apologizes and offers to pay compensation to Great Britain for its cruiser Naniwa mistakenly firing upon and sinking the British ship Kow Shing.  Japanese officials in London deny the report.

To: 
Great Britain
From: 
Japan
Year of Apology: 
1894
Footnote: 
Japan Makes Apology.” New York Times. August 2, 1894; “The Kow-Shing Affair Again.” New York Times. October 2, 1894