A Japanese hotelier who denies the 1937 massacre by the Imperial Japanese Army in the Chinese city known today as Nanjing ever took place has "no intention" of removing books with his revisionist views from his hotel rooms during the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Tokyo-based hotel and real estate developer Apa Group came under fire this year over books by CEO Toshio Motoya that contain essays in which he says the Rape of Nanking never happened. The atrocity has been memorialized in China by the construction of the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall.

The books are placed in every room of the company's 400-plus Apa Hotels.