Jintaro Ishida knows his country's guilty secrets. Like few other Japanese, he knows in detail about the atrocities of World War II, and he knows of the quiet torment of the aging veterans who took part. He knows, for example, about the massacre at the well in the Philippine village of Lipa, where people were thrown to their deaths. The blood lust of the soldiers ran so high, he says, that one of them smashed a rock onto the head of a woman who was combing her hair. Ishida, 79, who served in the navy during the war, is tortured by the scenes, as if he himself had taken part.
I have just watched the news and they trying to recommence commercial whaling in the Atlantic - WHY would they do this? I realise that not every japanese person is in favour of this but the majority must be as the Japanese would not have such a strong lobby for this otherwise. I just do not understand their mentality! I think it is all to do with a completely different culture that we don't understand. They have no concept of friendliness - no such word in their language.
This is a comic book for women, the distaff equivalent of the comics that the mobs of pinstriped salarymen read on the train to work every morning. Those are notorious for depicting sexual violence, aptly symbolized by a comic called "Rape-Man" that was finally extinguished because it glorified rape. Sexual violence, particularly rape. The December issue of Amour, for example, has pages of comics. Of them, 90 contain rape scenes -- though it is a bit difficult to count, because usually a woman is depicted eventually enjoying what starts out as a rape.
These incidents have been described as an "Asian Holocaust ",  but this characterisation has been challenged by scholars on the basis of unique features of the Holocaust. Some historical estimates of the number of deaths which resulted from Japanese war crimes range from 3  to 14  million through massacre , human experimentation , starvation , and forced labor that was either directly perpetrated or condoned by the Japanese military and government. The Imperial Japanese Army Air Service took part in conducting chemical and biological attacks on enemy nationals during the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II and the use of such weapons in warfare were generally prohibited by international agreements signed by Japan, including the Hague Conventions and , which banned the use of "poison or poisoned weapons" in warfare. Since the s, senior Japanese government officials issued numerous apologies for the country's war crimes. Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs states that the country acknowledges its role in causing "tremendous damage and suffering" during World War II, especially in regard to the IJA entrance into Nanjing during which Japanese soldiers killed a large number of non-combatants and engaged in looting and rape.