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You would hope that Japan would accept that this happened
LSemmens - 8-11-2017 at 04:17

Japan blocks documents on wartime sex slaves.
UNESCO appears to have bowed to pressure from Japan, one of the largest contributors to its funds.

John_Little - 8-11-2017 at 08:16

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?

Nimuae - 14-11-2017 at 19:12

Perhaps they are ashamed !

LSemmens - 15-11-2017 at 00:22

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.

Katzy - 15-11-2017 at 10:59

'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.

John_Little - 15-11-2017 at 13:55

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.