• Chigasaki, Kanagawa


While the tone of the Jan. 25 article “Filmmaker to paint Nanjing slaughter as just a myth” was, commendably, mostly neutral, it did contain a couple of noteworthy evasions. It stated, for instance, that most historians accept the International Tribunal’s findings, but didn’t mention that only Japanese historians dispute them — in the same way that only a handful of European historians deny the Holocaust. To say that the facts “have been debated for decades” overlooks that this debate exists only in Japan between those who want to acknowledge the facts and move on, and those who don’t.

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