Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 34117
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2004/10/14-15 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/Japan] UID:34117 Activity:low
10/13   Small-time politicians say Rape of Nanjing never occurred, causing
        weekly manga series to be suspended:
        http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nn20041014a3.htm
        \_ The problem is: how many Japanese people are going to read The Japan
           Times, let alone believing it?
           \_ Um, tons.  The Japan Times is a major newspaper in Japan.  The
              Mainichi, on the other hand, is a sensationalist rag.
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www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nn20041014a3.htm
Politicians block comic over 'fake' Nanjing Massacre tale Shueisha Inc. said Wednesday it will halt publication of a "manga" comic featuring the Nanjing Massacre of 1937 in response to complaints by Japa nese politicians who claim the slaughter never happened. The comic series "Kuni ga Moeru" ("The Country is Burning"), authored by popular comic writer Hiroshi Motomiya, is a fictional tale about a burea ucrat in the turbulent times of the early Showa Era (1926-1989). Publication of the series, which has been carried in Weekly Young Jump ma gazine since November 2002, will be temporarily suspended from the Oct. Thirty-seven members of local assemblies protested to the publisher on Oc t 5, saying the massacre was presented as if it really happened. They s ay the story deliberately distorted history by using a photo whose authe nticity they claim cannot be confirmed. According to the assembly members, there is strong evidence that the mass acre never happened and that there is no proof that it did. A Shueisha representative said: "Some people say the photo used for refer ence in the drawing cannot be authenticated. "The parts related to the use of the photo as pointed out will be edited or deleted when the comic book is published," Shueisha said in reply to the complaint. The Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal concluded that more than 140,000 people wer e killed. Some Chinese historians put the death toll at 300,000 in Nanji ng alone. Japanese accounts vary from several thousand to 200,000 dead.