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Through the article (from UK) I quoted below we can see what's the reality in Japan today. The Japanese not only deny their WW-II crimes committed to Chinese people, changed their history books to teach their new generation the FAKE history, but also Japanese Prime Minister Koizum pays respect to the Japanese War Shrine regularly where it collects class A Japanese World War II war criminals. The situation were like a German Chacellor pays respect to Hitler's grave!|
By Colin Joyce in Tokyo
A popular Japanese comic announced yesterday that it would censor one of its own stories after nationalist anger about its portrayal of Japanese brutality during the Rape of Nanking.
Young Jump, which sells two million copies a week, halted publication of its long-running story, The Country Burns, in September after being inundated by phone calls and e-mails objecting to the latest episode.
The magazine ran an apology yesterday for illustrations showing Japanese soldiers bayoneting helpless captives, assaulting women and beheading civilians during the assault on the Chinese city in the 1930s.
The publisher also said it would delete 10 pages and amend another 11 when the story is released in book form. There is no precedent for such self-censorship in Japanese comics, which often have graphic war scenes.
The Country Burns relates the travails of a civil servant during the turbulent 1930s. It is written by the manga artist Hiroshi Motomiya, whose work contains serious social commentary.
Japanese apologists claim that the Rape of Nanking is a fabrication or that the number killed was small and not unusual for wartime.
In October, the Right-wing Sankei newspaper denounced Mr Motomiya's account of "the fictional, so-called Nanking Mass.acre".
In fact, women, children and civilians were killed in a rampage that lasted for months. Most historians believe between 100,000 and 300,000 were killed.
[Note by Shan Huang: According to Iris Chang, 300,000 were raped and slaughtered to death in a period of 8 weeks in Nanking. Iris Chang's number was from Japanese military telegraph note.]
Mr Motomiya studied contemporary pictures and accounts of the mass.acre. However, nationalists questioned the veracity of one particular picture he echoed in an attempt to cast doubt on the evidence and imply the mass.acre never happened.
Similar tactics were used against Iris Chang's 1997 bestseller, The Rape Of Nanking. A Japanese edition was cancelled after threats to the publisher.
Ms Chang was yesterday reported to have committed suicide in California after battling with depression.
A photo accompanied in this article is followed in the next post.