Sunday, May 19, 2013
According to Tokyo's ex-governor and Japan's leading ultra-nationalist Shintaro Ishihara, 'Japan fought World War II "in self-defense". Japan has been under regional as well as international observation in recent months for the acceleration of rightwing shift in its domestic politics. Shintaro Ishihara is also an infamous denier of the Nanjing Massacre.
Friday, May 17, 2013
US slams Osaka mayor for sex slavery remarks
An official spokesperson of the United States has reportedly slammed Osaka's mayor and Japan's rising rightwing politician Toru Hashimoto for making "outrageous and offensive" remarks about sex slaves ( or ''comfort women"') in WWII when Japan rampaged in the Asia-Pacific. In the book Horror In The East ( London, BBC, 2001 ), Lawrence Rees reveals that there are de-classified documents showing that imperial Japan''s soldiers fighting in the Pacific War cannibalised Allies' POWs.