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A witness to Japanese military atrocities in the 1937 siege of Nanking — now Nanjing — in eastern China is suing two Japanese writers and their publishing house for printing books that distort history and personally discredit her, she said Tuesday.

In the first case of its kind to be tried in Chinese courts, Xia Shuqin is suing Asia University professor Osamichi Higashinakano and writer Toshio Matsumura for distorting the truth about the Nanking Massacre.

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