Wednesday, April 13, 2005

The wok calling the rice bowl black

Textbook Controversy May Cost Japan Permanent UN Seat
By Patrick Goodenough International Editor
April 13, 2005

Pacific Rim Bureau ( - China has told Japan to "face up to history" as the row over Japan's alleged whitewashing of World War II atrocities deepens.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Tokyo should reflect on recent protests and petitions sparked by the Japanese education ministry's authorization of a new junior high school history textbook perceived as playing down Japanese regional aggression before and during the war.
This from the government which still denies that that bloody little scuffle in Tiananman Square in 1989 was a massacre.