School textbooks in Japan mostly DO conceed that Nanking happened, but they do not go into the actual details.
The Japanese were every bit as bad as the Nazis. Medical experiments on living POWs, unbelievably brutal treatment of Chinese citizens, mass summary executions, biological warfare experiments on civilian populations, mass murders of POWs, the list goes on and on.
We didnt hang near enough of them after the war.
The amazing thing about Nanking:
Very many Nanking managed to take refuge at WHAT safe place?
At the Nanking Consulate of.....Nazi Germany..!!
“Germany is an Axis ally of Japan, maybe they have some sway with Japan...”
That is what the refugees were thinking, and they were correct. People will HATE it, but was there a German Schindler in CHINA..?
Yes, JOHN RABE, and he did repeatedly turn away the Japanese at the front gates, who were very frank in what was going to happen to the thousands of Chinese refugees inside.
He also established a Safe Zone:
He saved 200,000 innocent Chinese.
I once heard an interview with Victor Davis Hanson, whose father was in the Pacific in WWII and summed it up when VDH was a young man and asked him if “the bomb” was really necessary.
He said - The Japanese were killing 15,000 Chinese, Koreans, filipinos (and Americans) every single day. How else could you get them to stop?