Friday, August 27, 2004


That the Nanjing Massacre was really only the Nanjing Incident? That Japan's invasion of Asia resulted not in the deaths and untold sufferings of millions of Asians at the hands of the Japanese, but more importantly, it resulted in the region's independence from colonial powers? That's Japanese history for you, as taught in the new history textbook written by a nationalist group for use at a new junior high school in Tokyo. I guess if you look at it that way, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki resulted in Japan's independence from the Japanese Nationalists... for a while, anyway.


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