Monday, May 18, 2015

DENYING THE PAST DOES NOT “MAKE IT GO AWAY”

Dozens of citizens rallied to protest against removing of exhibits on Japanese atrocities in WWII in Peace Osaka, a museum that reopened on Thursday after six months' redecoration.

The museum, dedicated to exhibiting historical records about wars so as to promote peace, used to exhibit photos and archives on the United States' air raid of Osaka in 1945, as well as Japan' s invasion of other countries and regions such as China, Korea and southeast Asia in WWII.

In the reopened museum, photos and historical records on Japanese atrocities such as the Nanjing Massacre have been removed, and Japan's invasion of other countries are scarcely mentioned. Instead, sufferings of people in Osaka from the United States' air raid in 1945 are stressed.

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