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You welcome. Yes, the Japanese do in fact admit it's the Japanese soldiers that killed those thousands of innocent Chinese civilians. That is their official stand.They never blame it on the Chinese. We also never heard that those Chinese soldiers were forcibly conscripted civilians. No such thing.

Contrary to popular belief, Japanese textbooks by no means avoid some of the most controversial wartime moments. The widely used textbooks contain accounts, though not detailed ones, of the massacre of Chinese civilians in Nanjing in 1937 by Japanese forces.(2) Some, but not all, of the textbooks also describe the forced mobilization of labor in the areas occupied by Japan, including mention of the recruitment of “comfort women” to serve in wartime brothels.(3) One clear lacuna is the almost complete absence of accounts of Japanese colonial rule in Korea.


The moment you hear someone said Nanking Massacre is propaganda/fabrication, that person pretty much lost it's credibility and I'm not going to waste my time replying someone not qualified enough to debate with me. I prefer discuss it with my colleagues. According to my colleague from Japan, there has been a lots of lies spread about Sino-Japan war by Japanese right wingers in the internet, especially in Japanese language websites(including the popular 2chan). Although respectable Japanese historians/scholars disagree with the right winger, they didn't really address because they thought it's not worth it(right winger like to make noise in black van which even the average Japanese ignore) and fear of getting death threat from the right winger. Many of the outlandish claim here can only be found in internet but among actual scholar, you won't find them making such statement.

My colleagues from Japan also propose two theories on why there are people in Japan deny Japanese war crime. The first one is because of nationalism which is self explanatory. The second reason, is because of ancestor worship. The descendant of those IJA soldiers who die during the war also deny Japan war crime .Although not IJA is bad, the war crime committed by other IJA has tarnish the image of all the IJA. As a result, this dishonor the deceased IJA soldiers and their descendant are upset. The descendant try to deny their war crime to honor their ancestor.

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Posted in: Should permanent foreign residents in Japan have the right to vote? See in context

Sure, why not.

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Posted in: Nagano's Mishaka Pond offers mirror-like waters, inspiration for art lovers See in context


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Posted in: Five types of foreigner you’ll meet in Japan See in context


Exactly what I thought. More gaijin stereotype.

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Posted in: Germany's past and present ties with Yasukuni shrine uncomfortable for some See in context

As someone major in history, I can guarantee you there is no Chinese soldiers killing Chinese civilians in Nanking Massacre.

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Posted in: Pros dominate YouTube greatest hits in 2012 See in context

Everyone here in Japan knows that S. Korean hackers made hundreds of bots that continously entered "Gandam Style" into YouTube search, which is why the number is a billion. Seriously, can anyone really believe that? A billion?

Obviously you never went outside Japan.

Shinji Kagawa singing Gangnam Style!


Shinji Kagawa sings Gangnam Style at Manchester United Christmas party


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Posted in: China marks 75th anniversary of Nanjing Massacre See in context

Chinese, Japanese Canadians mark 75th anniversary of Nanjing Massacre

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/8053340.html http://english.sina.com/china/2012/1210/536036.html

It's good to see Japanese Canadians are aware and acknowledge Nanjing Massacre and pay respect for the Najing Massacre victims.

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Posted in: Taiwan urges Japan to apologize over sex slaves See in context

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said there was no evidence that Japan directly forced women to work as sex slaves.

Evidence documenting sex-slave coercion revealed


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Posted in: Japan urges China to use sea power peacefully See in context

Judging from the evidence presented, China is in fact the legitimate owner of Paracels Islands and Spratlys Islands. Dokdo belong to Korea while Senkaku belong to Japan.

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Posted in: Japan urges China to use sea power peacefully See in context


How ironic. Using Japanese logic claim on Senkaku, Paracel Islands are in fact Chinese as Chinese have been controlling that islands before SEA claim. On the other hand using similar logic, Japan will have to give up on Takeshima islands as that island have been under control by Korea since 1954 until now. Notice the entire asian countires have been contradict with each other in their claim.

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