Japan blocks documents on wartime sex slaves.
UNESCO appears to have bowed to pressure from Japan, one of the largest contributors to its funds.
That one does stand up to closer scrutiny. I don't really get it, though. Why would Japan be so sensitive about it? I mean now. 70 years after the event?
Perhaps they are ashamed !
It is the Japanese concept of "Face" (Mentsu) they would consider themselves "disgraced" if they admitted it. Completely opposite to Western culture where we admit our mistakes and move on.
'course, the winners always get to tell the story. We did some pretty awful things, during both wars. We never get to hear about those.
For one thing, it was the British that invented the concentration camp, during the Boer war.
But we are in the habit of apologising. Not that that in itself is necessary. But acknowledging and accepting our ancestors did wrong is a good thing. Because it means you learn and move on.