Archive for October, 2019

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Japanese Must Learn the History of Forced Labour

Satoko Oka Norimatsu, Editor, The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus

I am writing this in Hiroshima on August 6, on the 74th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city.

For the last 13 years, I have participated in an annual peace study tour for U.S. and Japanese university students to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and translated atomic bomb survivors’ stories.

What bothered me at this year’s Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony was the repetition of the phrase yui-itsu (the...