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In his March 29 article, “Abe needlessly fans the flames,” Francis Fukuyama is right to assert that the Yushukan museum adjacent to Yasukuni Shrine is the bigger problem of the two because of its nationalist depiction of Pacific War history.

Fukuyama recounts that he was present at panel discussions in the early 1990s when Shoichi Watanabe, a Sophia University professor, told audiences “how the people of Manchuria had tears in their eyes when the occupying Kwantung Army left China, so grateful were they to Japan.”

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