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The Truth of Diaoyu Islands - Massacres and whitewashing

( Updated: 2014-04-15 18:22

Hollywood writer and director Chris D. Nebe's 40-minute documentary which traces the history of the Diaoyu Islands premiered last month.

"Diaoyu Islands, The Truth" focuses on the historical and political context of the territorial dispute, providing evidence that the islands have been Chinese territory since ancient times and that Imperial Japan annexed them in 1895 after the First Sino-Japanese War.

China has never recognized the right of administration of the United States or Japan over the islands, and Tokyo refuses to admit its war crimes against the Chinese and other nations during World War II.

We have selected four clips from the documentary:

Massacres and whitewashing

This segment focuses on the massacres Japanese forces committed in many Asian countries. But Japanese history textbooks still omit and whitewash these crimes, and some of the country’s politicians continue to deny the terror and suffering their nation unleashed on its neighbors before the end of World Wall II. No Japanese government has apologized to China for the war crimes of Imperial Japan.

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