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Oops, pardon me, apparently surrounding letters with underscores will italicize them. You can see the report now if you can add underscore before and after "kk" part of "rekishikkj-2.pdf" in the original URL.

Or, just simply click the link below.

http://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/area/china/pdfs/rekishi_kk_j-2.pdf

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Posted in: APA hotel chain under fire over book denying Rape of Nanking See in context

Fred Wallace, you did it again! You've posted a link to an article written by... who is this? "I am passionate about what I do - content writing and blogging services. I want to provide solutions both at a personal and corporate level; turning your dreams into realities, REAL-TIME! Building healthy networks is my passion..." He does not sound like a historian to me... If he must talk about the War in Pacific, then he must at least learn about "Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover's Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath" by George H. Nash and President Roosevelt's authorization of JB355. Anyway, here is a report made through a joint research between Japanese and Chinese scholars. You can read about the Nanking Massacre on page 270 and 271 of the report. It's in Japanese, but I believe Google translate is accurate enough to give you an idea. (No, it does not deny the crime.) Please use this as a future reference.

http://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/area/china/pdfs/rekishi_kk_j-2.pdf

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Posted in: APA hotel chain under fire over book denying Rape of Nanking See in context

Even armature historians in Japan value primary sources and they are studying them and learning what took place where and for what reasons. Sometimes photos from other place and other time are used as a "proof" of the genocide, and such wartime and post-wartime propaganda are only empowering denialists like the owner of APA Hotel. So please be extremely careful and sincere when you decided to rant with denialists or revisionists.

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Posted in: APA hotel chain under fire over book denying Rape of Nanking See in context

Picking up random websites praising a work of Iris Chang which was extensively criticized by scholars will take us nowhere.

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Posted in: APA hotel chain under fire over book denying Rape of Nanking See in context

This topic is sensitive and often very confusing. I don't know about the owner of the hotel, but most of so called denialists are denying the Chinese version of the story. Even Japanese and Chinese scholars haven't agreed with the damage caused by the aftermath of the battle. (I believe most of Japanese scholars would estimate the casualties way below 30,000 line, and most of the casualties were caused by unlawful executions of soldiers which were common in both side of the party.) I am not sure if Chinese government is teaching its people about how Chinese warlords used to fight their wars. They did not care about their people, and they made sure to destroy everything before they retreat, completely disregarding casualties to their own people, and Nanking was not an exception. (Ex. the 1938 Yellow River Flood. the Changsha Fire) Mass evacuation from the city has been reported and recorded in a film. Chiang Kai-shek had slashed reports from Time Magazine which one of them wrote "Nanking's greatest fear, which explains the sudden evacuation of the capital despite the fact that the Japanese troops are still 110 miles east of the city gates, is looting by Chinese troops—not fear of bombardment from Japanese warships." (WAR IN CHINA: Chaos Into Ruins Monday, Jan. 10, 1938) People must stop bashing Japan based on wartime propaganda and try to discuss history in more scholarly manner. Otherwise, they will simply give more power to the denialists.

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