Now that the Abe statement has forced China and the United States to the front of the stage, China has changed from fighting a war with Japan to combating a U.S.-Japan alliance.
The U.S. and Japan held a summit marking the critical turning point of World War II 70 years after the war. Reconciliation between these two once combatant nations was made possible by the great effort of its current leaders. However, it cannot be described as an “alliance” when one side merely obeys the other [Read more]
Japan has been systematically and consistently pursuing historical revisionism for a long time, using the private organization and private exchanges. Abe’s denial of his country’s history during his U.S. tour has been thoroughly crafted.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continued to coast through his U.S. trip without properly addressing the issue of wartime sex slaves, this time in a joint press conference with President Barack Obama.
The U.S. Congress would not be lending its podium to the first Japanese leader to hear sophistry justifying wartime aggressions.
In advance of a visit to Washington by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, U.S. lawmakers are pushing Japan to set straight its approach to wartime history, which has frozen relations with neighboring Asian countries.