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UNESCO urged to take into account opposing views in heritage registerTOKYO
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So what are the 'opposing views'? 'It's regrettable but we were drunk and don't remember anything about it' or 'It's a Japanese thing and you wouldn't understand because you're a gaijin' or even, 'we were the victims not the aggressors' or possibly even 'we were not taught anything about it while at school, so it's all been fabricated to make us look bad'...
Yep, while the brainwashing may be systematic and institutional in Japan, the rest of the world remembers well the atrocities that Japan, sadly, continues to deny. It's a shame for Japan that so many extreme right revisionists are in charge now, as they are gradually burning more and more bridges around the world and outing Japan as the extremist nation that it is.
The "opposing views" that it did not happen? I sure know Japan would not like the viewpoint that kamikaze pilots were morons and no better than ISIS and other suicide bombers, but don't let the hypocrisy stop you.
atrocities that Japan, sadly,
Not being denied
So what are the 'opposing views'?
its the numbers killed:
historians' estimates ranging from tens of thousands to 200,000, while Beijing claims over 300,000 were killed
Just a User: Ah, so what you're saying is that if the numbers were slightly altered then Japan would gladly agree to UNESCO publishing them? Sorry, but given that Japan demands constantly its views be accepted and its bids as well, or else they will not pay their dues, and want this turned down IN ITS ENTIRETY on top of demanding UNESCO turn down dossiers on sex slaves in the past, there is no way Japan is trying to allow "opposing views" -- they want theirs to be recognized or none at all.
So China wants to advance their anti-Japan Propaganda through UNESCO a UN body. But they won't recognize or comply with a Tribunal Ruling by the UN sanctioned Permanent Court of Arbitration which has jurisdiction over UNCLOS matters. Typical Chinese behavior. And yes it's propaganda when one side tells their side of the story denying evidence to the contrary.