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Nippon Kaigi The Japanese Ultra-Nationalist History Revisionist Organization With Significant Power

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  1. hlcc

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    Just saw an article about this organization, and all I can say is WTF!

    Some key points
    - the organization believes Japan should be applauded for liberating Asia from Western Colonial powers during WW2
    - the organization think alot of evidence of Japanese WW2 war crimes was fabricated or exaggerated
    - the organization promotes official visits to Yasukuni Shrine (the shrine with 1068 war criminals and other war deads. the shrine that also has a "history" museum that blames the US for tricking Japan into WW2 and describe Japan's actions in WW2 as heroic efforts to liberate Asia)
    - deny the use of forced Korean "comfort women"
    - Including the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, 15 of the 19 cabinet are members of Nippon Kaigi.
    - 40% of Japan's parliament are members of Nippon Kaigi.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/13/opinion/tea-party-politics-in-japan.html?_r=0
     
  2. rocketsjudoka

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    This is the first I've heard of this group but Japanese right wing groups have long been active and pushing for revision to the wartime history. This is one reason why many of Japan's Asian neighbors are very leery of a rearmed Japan even in the face of an expansionist PRC.
     

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