Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Oh Come on Japan!

I have read with disbelief claims by certain right wing Japanese MPs that what happened in 1937 in Nanjing did not violate international law. Even if the numbers killed were to be as low as 20,000 which is hugely unlikely (my view is that the truth is somewhere between 150,000 and 300,000 based on eyewitness evidence and evidence on the ground) genocide is still genocide and a crime in international law. Sino-Japanese relations are not helped by these absurd claims and they only serve to stoke up instability in the region.

Prime Minister Abe should act against some of these MPs who are as bad as Holocaust deniers in the West.

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