Naoki Hyakuta, one of Japan’s public broadcaster NHK board members, denied that the Nanjing Massacre in China ever took place in a public speech made on Feb. 3, 2014 in Tokyo. Meanwhile, the Japanese government has refused to condemn the remarks. These words are an open denial not only on the history of Nanjing Massacre, but also on the righteous judgment made by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East and the courts of the allied nations. The international community should be highly vigilant at the denial.

China:Japan must face history

The NATIONAL MEMORIAL website was officially launched on Sunday, symbolizing the start of related commemoration activities for the Nanjing Massacre victims in World War II. [Detail]
A project to register victims of Nanjing Massacre was launched in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, July 6, 2014. The Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders officially began to register the victims in massacre on Sunday. [Detail]

Undeniable Atrocities

The first testimony comes from Xia Shuqin; the 84-year-old survivor lost seven relatives in the Nanjing holocaust, while sustaining severe injuries.[Detail]
China on Monday released archives of a key military victory against Japanese army in 1938, as the country marks the 69th anniversary of the victory against Japan's aggression.[Detail]
The Eighth Route Army, the New Fourth Army and the anti-Japanese guerrilla forces in south China had the right to accept the surrender of Japanese army and take part in the surrender activity, but the Kuomingtang government prevented these armies from accepting the surrender.[Detail]

Folk Apologies from Japan

Survivor of Nanjing Massacre Xia Shuqin lays flowers in front of a wall inscribed the name list of victims at the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders on the Qingming Festival in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, April 5, 2015. [Detail]
China's State Archives Administration is releasing the confessions of 45 Japanese World War Two criminals during the War of Japanese Aggression against China between 1937 and 1945, one a day.[Detail]

World Opinion

Angela Merkel urges Japan to face history[Detail]
Former US ambassador to China Gary Locke paid an unexpected visit to the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall on Thursday, saying "history cannot be forgotten".Locke was the 10th US ambassador to China, but the first US official of Chinese descent to hold the position. He resigned in February to join his family in the US.[Detail]
A denial of Japan's wartime atrocities by NHK executives has sparked widespread fear among international media that the public broadcaster is losing its independence and becoming the mouthpiece of Shinzo Abe's government.[Detail]