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22 artifacts looted after Battle of Okinawa returned to Japan

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By STEVE LeBLANC

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It is crucial to return looted art stolen during the war to its rightful owners. Unfortunately, there are still many paintings and artifacts taken by the Nazis that have yet to be returned.

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Unfortunately, there are still many paintings and artifacts taken by the Nazis that have yet to be returned.

Correct.

Plenty of valuables the British looted over various wins also yet to be returned.

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Not a mention of thanks to the family for returning them?

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リッチToday  05:51 pm JST

Not a mention of thanks to the family for returning them?

Undoubtedly they were thanked but clearly the family wishes to remain anonymous

The actual perpetrator of the actual theft may possinly be still under investigation.

"Their father was a World War II veteran, but never served in the Pacific Theater."

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The actual perpetrator of the actual theft may possinly be still under investigation.

Not possible as it is well beyond the statue of limitations. How he got the objects is still being researched, but in the long run, it doesnt matter as they have been returned.

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People bought looted art without knowing it was.

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Unfortunately, there are still many paintings and artifacts taken by the Nazis that have yet to be returned.

Yup

Correct.

Yup

Plenty of valuables the British looted over various wins also yet to be returned.

Plenty of valuables Japanese forces looted also

Perhaps the Spanish and French did the most looting or destroying of precious irreplaceable artifacts tho !

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The people responsible for the looted art are likely already deceased. Provenance means everything to prove the rightful ownership.

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To the victors the spoils.

It's not stolen when you fought hard for it.

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Who really cares who stole the stuff, since it's being returned? It was so long ago that the people must be dead by now

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It is crucial to return looted art stolen during the war to its rightful owners. Unfortunately, there are still many paintings and artifacts taken by the Japanese in China, Korea and other parts of Asia that have yet to be returned.

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