Thursday, February 17, 2005

Latest NHK TV history revisionist scandal

It has been all over the news over the last few months that NHK, the government controlled public TV station in Japan, censored a documentary about Japan's war crimes in WW2, particularly its abuse of so-called comfort women. (mainly Korean women forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese Imperial army. The Asahi Shimbun newspaper broke the story in which NHK executives went to two of the far right apologists for Japanese war time aggression and atrocities (one of whom is the grandson of a Class A war criminal) and basically groveled before these 2 thugs to get instructions on how to proceed.

There is nothing new here, no surprises. The only surprise would be if it were not true. But nearly every night, NHK broadcasts horse manure attacking the Asahi Shimbun and demanding to know why Asahi has not apologized. Short answer---no need to apologize for the truth. The question is, why doesn't NHK apologize and stop doing this type of thing? Answer, the rightist nutwing of the LDP would never allow it. Many Japanese refuse to pay the mandatory fee to NHK because of this type of activity. Have yet to meet anyone, Japanese or not who actually believes the NHK/LDP lies. Link to full discussion here:

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