World War II veteran Don Mates, a survivor of the battle of Iwo Jima. Now 82, he says he wanted nothing to do with Japan until 2000, when the History Channel invited him to Iwo Jima for the 55th anniversary. Since then, he says his perspective on the Japanese and the war have changed. (Palm Beach Post)© Japan Today
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Back in the 1940s, every newspaper, every magazine, the movies, the radio, everything was geared that the Japanese were short, myopic, everyone wore glasses, they all had buck teeth, they were all int
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