As far as relatively recent history is concerned, Japan isn’t exactly the most reliable when it comes to revealing the truth. An approach that is highlighted by the almost yearly disputes with its Asian neighbours over the often controversial content of Japanese textbooks, with many scholars seemingly happy to favour revision rather than a simple retelling of the facts.
In this sense, Japan’s approach to its past is utterly inexcusable, although to be fair — and to give credit where it’s not really due — it does appear to be equally blasÃ© in regards to other (Western) countries’ wrongdoings.
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Li the Eremite says
Speechless. But then again Japanese are complicit in self-orientalization too…
but commoditizing cultural genocide is just fucked up.
they might as well have a shirt with a characature of a buck-tooth “Jap” with the quote
’45 —democracy explodes on the scene.
if the shirt intended to be a political statement– they did a very poor job.
USMC 0311 says
funny..but they are still pissed at us because we have bigger guns…whahahha