Japan has yet to really publicly acknowledge the atrocities committed by the Imperial Japanese government preceding and during WWII.
Many of the atrocities of the Japanese out strip the German atrocities. The Japanese research in to germ warfare could have killed millions had the had the time to complete and weaponise their research.
Japan has for all intents and purposes banned the publication of any history of Japans atrocities inside Japans boarders. It is keeping the truth from its citizens.
The Clint Eastwood movie, âLetters from Iwo Jimaâ starred many Japanese actors who played characters in the film. Eastwood found that virtually none of the Japanese actor knew the history of the Pacific War or Imperial Japan because it is NOT taught to school children and adults of that era will not speak about it. In order for the actors to understand and portray the Japanese fighters on Iwo Jima, these actors had to learn that history. They did and their performances showed it. Unfortunately, the general Japanese populace remains in near total ignorance.