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Young Japanese care little about history of invasion
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15:25, July 07, 2007

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It has been 70 years since July 7, 1937 when Japan''''s then militarist power launched its overall invasion of China. The invasion and colonization ending 1945 inflicted great and unforgettable sufferings to Chinese people.

Nowadays in Japan, most of young people have only shallow understanding about their country''''s inglorious past. They care little about the history of invasion and often refrain from talking about it.

In the textbook for students from elementary school to high school, there are introductions of the invasion war, but generally short in length, intentionally saying that different academic ideas exist over issues such as the number of people killed in the Nanjing Massacre.

Under rules set by the science ministry, Japanese school teachers are forbidden to talk in classrooms about right or wrong of the war and should leave the judgment to students. While in colleges and universities, professors are allowed to say anything about the war out of their own points of view.

Generally speaking, Japanese people regard themselves more as victims than as inflicters. In textbooks, passages about the U.S. nuclear bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki are long in length. In the two cities, memorial ceremonies are held in each August to commemorate Japanese lives lost at the end of the World War II.

Actually, young Japanese know that the invasion war was an indecent history, but they are reluctant to talk about it. Most of them think they are unrelated with the evil history, so it is not their responsibility to apologize.

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