Kawamura told No to Nanjing Political Propaganda or Great Massacre School
Chinese authorities in Najing have suspended official contacts with Nagoya city in central Japan after the Nagoya city's mayor cast doubt over the so called Nanjing Massacre of Chinese civillians by Japananese troops in 1937.
The events of December, 1937 in Nanjing are long-standing causes of contention rooted in political differences of opinion between Japan and China. The Chinese view is unified as usual in a totalitarian society, and says that 300,000 people were killed in an orgy of murder, rape and destruction and it is engraved on the memorial walls in Nanjing, which bluntly refers to the Chinese entity of the "Great Massacre School."
Views in Japan range from complete denial to agreement with the Chinese as in the case of ultra leftist group, or worshippers of Maoist Revolutionaries. According to Japan's Kyodo news agency, Takashi Kawamura, mayor of Nagoya, told Liu Zhiwei, a high-level Chinese official visiting from Nanjing, that he believes only "conventional acts of combat" took place. Accroding to the AFP report, during talks on Monday between the two -- whose cities were twinned in 1978 -- Kawamura, whose father was in Nanjing in 1945 at the end of the Japanese occupation of China, reportedly denied that mass murders and rapes happened.
The local Nanjin city government announced it suspended ties with Naogya and the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson commented on Monday that the Nanjing massacre was abrutal crime committed by Japanese military during their war and invasion, and thre is irrefutable evidence, adn some Japanese people should correctly understand that period of history and earnestly draw lesseons from history, and etc.
But Chinese rage and accusation is unfounded and in the recent years the centric academic studies diclosed that the story of massacre was fabricated by the propaganda organizations in the Allied forces and Chinese Nationalist Party war commands. And succeeding Chinese Communist Party manipulated the story and utilized as a diplomatic playing card to fuel the Chinese nationalist sentiments against Japan. Chairman Mao has never refered to the Nanjin Massacre probably because he knew that it was only an unfounded propaganda to destroy Japan, and he once bluntly commented and thanked that Chinese People's Republic was established at the sacrifice of Japan.
The diplomatic clash between Japan and China were intentionally occured by the fueling the fires of unfounded propaganda stories during the height of Japanese- American conflicts raged by the International Communist movement Cominern and its affected FDR government.
The reconstruction of historiographically the days leading upto and following the Japanese invasion of the capital does not seems to show a environment for the massive man slaughters as widely publicized in the propaganda magazines and news reportings. (Please see the books and documents contained in the site, http://www.sdh-fact.com/, e.g. http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL02_1/62_S5.txt)
Please see http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL02_1/78_S4.pdf
Many people in Japan are nowadays feel tired of the Chinese Communist Party's routine, one-sided, fabricated and unified propaganda claiming of self-righteous stories while without any self-criticisms of the activities during the wartime and thorough neglect of of brutalities against Japanese civillians by the Chinese military forces preceding the claimed Nanjing incidents.
In September 2010, surrounding the unfounded territorial claims by China, there occured again an incident that a Chinese fishing boat collided with the Japanese coast guard patrol boat. Youtube movies disclosed by a coast guard officer showed that the incident was done and unilaterally responsible by the Chinese side but the new left-wing government in Tokyo released the detained fisherman without any trials and application of the due process of law practiced in the country of democracy and Japanese public opinion get very much angry and became harder against the Chinese manipulation of political propaganda which intend to divert the people's frustration targeting Japan as a prey outside China.
The statement of the Mayor of Nagoya are now generally supported by the Japanese citizens and seems to be widely shared that the prejudiced accusation or organized Chinise political propaganda should not be accepted by the political leaders in Japan including Mr Kawamura of Nagoya.
The Mayor's statement may have have strenghthened the position that the unfounded accusation or fabricated war propaganda against Japan should be rectified accroding the historical facts and its verifications.
Japan now stands on its own feet and discarded the dependency and occupation mindset imposed after the defeat of the War on the continent and in the Pacific ocean, and Chinese governmet in Beijing seems to be not so keen yet to the truly transformed Japan, after the massive earthquake and malfunctioning of the foreign made nuclear reactors, to emerge as an independent and respectable sovereign nation in the turbulent world.
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