World War II has been over for seventy years but its legacy is still impacting millions of people in Asia. During WWII the Japanese Army murdered over five million people in countries such as China or Korea, but Japanese government for years have worked hard to deny anything bad occurred during the war. They continue insisting that Japan was defending herself agains the evil WEST which, unfortunately, led to some acts that everyone should forget.
1. The Japanese Army forced thousands of women to serve as prostitutes.
2. The Japanese Army raped thousands of women.
3. The Japanese Army forced millions to die of starvation.
But, these days, the nation of Japan continues refusing to confront these horrors of war. It glorifies those who did the killing and will not accept any responsibility. South Korea still has problems dealing with a Japan that will not apologize for past cruelties.
The United States Senate in the 1980s apologized to those of Japanese-American ancestry for the horrible internment of over 100,000 innocent people. Japan might learn a lesson, the act of apology is a wonderful feeling of self worth.