For the Unforgetable National Memory

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Sixty-nine years ago, an atomic bomb turned Nagasaki into a city of fire, taking more than 70 thousand lives with its mushroom cloud. The painful moment remains in Nagasaki people’s memories. [Detail]
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The first “National Memorial Day for the Victims of Nanjing Massacre” is not only for the 300,000 Chinese victims of the Nanjing Massacre, but all Chinese compatriots that died because of the war of aggression against China waged by the imperialist Japan, such as those falling during the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895).[Detail]
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The first "comfort women" museum in Japan has been largely ignored by the Japanese media. Ms Ikeda Eriko, curator of the museum, stated: “THE ISSUE (OF COMFORT WOMEN) HAS ENTERED ITS MOST URGENT MOMENTS.” [Detail]
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Bringing hand-made pouches for Nanjing every year, which suffered from the massacre waged by the Japanese army, the old Japanese lady wished to “express my blessings for Nanjing people through the pouches”.[Detail]
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Japanese monk Daito Satoshi has helped collect evidence of the Nanjing Massacre for many years. He said “I’m helping Nanjing, but I’m also helping Japan”. [Detail]
As one of the Japanese universities that suffered most from militarism during WWII, Ritsumeikan University reflected on the militarist education after the war and has insisted on the founding ideals of “freedom and innovation” and the educational philosophy of “peace and democracy”.[Detail]
A lot of people visit the famous Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum in Japan every day, totaling more than 400,000 visitors a year.[Detail]
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Japanese historian Kasahara Tokushi believes those who deny the history have dragged Japan into a crisis of historical perception [Detail]
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Yamauchi Sayoko, Secretary-General of the Japanese support group for the Azuma Shiro case, and 600 Japanese file suit against Yasukuni Shrine visit.[Detail]
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The February Orchid is a wild orchid found in Nanjing. In the spring of 1940, after the Nanjing massacre, the February Orchid bloomed on the ruins. A veteran of the Japanese invaders considered this flower to be a peaceful symbol of defying the holocaust atrocities. [Detail]
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Over the 27 years, Ms Tamaki has made more than 80 trips between Japan and Nanjing, collecting testimonies from 300 survivors and 250 Japanese veterans involved in the Nanjing massacre. [Detail]
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That is how in an apartment in Osaka, Japan, 95-year-old former Japanese marine Mitani Sho started a conversation with a journalist from Xinhua Daily Press Group. He described the Nanjing massacre that he witnessed and confessed what the Japanese army did. [Detail]