Perhaps the move, Unbroken, the Louie Zamperini story, has had an impact. Forgiveness is good for the soul. Japan and the USA have become strong Allies and good neighbors since the war years.
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There are some who deny the horror and reality of the Holocaust. While not the same in scope and evil, the Nanjing Massacre is a fact of history, and denial does little to heal the wounds or to prevent a similar occurrance in the future. Justifiable or not, the horrors of Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and Hiroshima also occurred. Man's inhumanity to man is documented throughout history, in the recent past in Cambodia, with Polpot and the Khmer Rouge, Bosnia-Hergezovena/Serbia,the Hutsi and Tutu uprising in Uganda, and is ongoing today in places like Sudan, Congo, Nigeria, Iran, North Korea, Somalia. Whether in the name of War and nationbuilding, Politics, Religion, Tribal and other ethnocentricities, or Racial divisions, evil occurs. It will occur again if we think it is impossible or deny it's reality.
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