August 17, 2013
China's War Time Past Needs Scrutiny
Rana Mitter, Japan Times
Around this time of year, speculation in Asia always runs high as to whether Japan’s prime minister or other prominent politicians will visit Yasukuni Shrine. The shrine, which honors more than a thousand indicted war criminals who took part in Japan’s disastrous war in Asia, remains a place of fascination for Japanese rightists, who persist in claiming that Japan’s war in Asia was a war of liberation against Western imperialism.
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