I wrote in 2010 in, "Hiroshima Day - World Council of Churches gets it wrong again," that, "Japan has never come to grips with its actions and has deliberately refused to face them."
Now a Japanese author explains, "What Japanese history lessons leave out."
Japanese people often fail to understand why neighbouring countries harbour a grudge over events that happened in the 1930s and 40s. The reason, in many cases, is that they barely learned any 20th Century history. I myself only got a full picture when I left Japan and went to school in Australia.Japan's imperialistic aggression began in 1931, yet Japan's standard history textbook devotes only 19 of 357 pages to those years.