(September 11, 2014)
Below is some email exchange between Barbara Wind, Director of the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest in NJ and a Japanese academic. With so much evidence for the various atrocities committed by the Japanese military during WWII, yet many Japanese people, organizations, and government leaders still deny their existence. We thank Barbara Wind for sharing these emails with us.
RE: Japanese Message to Holocaust Center
September 11, 2014, 2:40 PM
Dear Sunao Tanimoto,
Thousands of Jewish refugees from the Nazis owe their lives to the Japanese, most of whom found sanctuary in Shanghai, which Japan controlled during the Second World War. We are most grateful that they did not accede to German demands that these Jews be annihilated and the larger Jewish community has and will always continue to express its gratitude for this.
However, in the matter of Comfort Women and other mass atrocities inflicted by the Japanese military against China, Korea and other lands, you are either willfully ignorant or dishonest.
There is an overabundance of documentary evidence that Japan made sexual use of girls and women they captured in their war of aggression. There are also Chinese, Korean and Dutch survivors/eyewitnesses who have testified to those atrocities. And I have been privileged to meet some of them. Among those eyewitnesses are former and Japanese veterans of WWII.
Japan, like all nations, has much to be proud of as well to be ashamed of. However comforting it is to create a narrative that casts only positive light on a people, no amount of denial or denial narratives will obscure ugly truths. Nor can lies lead to peace and reconciliation. If you truly want to honor Japan, consider an honest, albeit painful assessment of her 1930’s-1940’s history. Germany, which Japan was allied to during WWII, did this long ago. It’s time for Japan to do the same.
Peace in deed,
Director, Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest
Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ
901 Route 10 | Whippany, NJ 07981
(973) 929-3066 | fax (973) 884-9316
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From: Sunao Tanimoto [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2014 12:47 PM
To: Wind, Barbara
Subject: FYI: Japanese Message to Holocaust Center
Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest
This is a letter from a Japanese to inform you what the truth was as for the Korean insistence.
Today, It is regrettable to say that Korean Government tries to link the comfort women issue to Holocaust. I hope you will know the Japanese morality which was kept for more than 1700 years under the same dynasty. This resulted in the support of Persecuted Jewish People those days.
There were no Japanese Army Forced Comfort Women during the last war.
Please read and watch what the truth was as follows and let your friends see truth instead of political rumors of no proof.
If you have any related questions, please let me know.
Dr. Sunao Tanimoto
Ex. Prof. of E.E., Nippon Inst. of Tech.,
4-14-1-501, Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0074, Japan
M.S.`71 from Univ. of Wis., Madison, Comp. Sci.
CHAP.I JEWS AND JAPANESE
1. Attached file-1 : Japan Saved Lives of Persecuted Jewish People :
Translated from Lower High School Textbook
2. Japan who helped Jewish refugees
3. Genius Jews and Masterful Japanese
3.1. The Jews and the Japanese Joined Modern Western Civilization as Outsiders and Achieved Amazing Success.
3.2. Outsiders Helping Each Other
CHAP.2 COMFORT WOMEN AND PROSTITUETE
4. False Accusations of Comfort Women:
5. United States Office of War Information ; About Korean Comfort Women Psychological Warfare Team Attached to U.S. Army Forces India-Burma Theater
“A “comfort girl” is nothing more than a prostitute or “professional camp follower”
http://www.exordio.com/1939-1945/codex/Documentos/report-49-USA-orig.html Last 4 characters “html” may be torn. Please write down the lost characters on the URL entry.
6. No Organized or Forced Recruitment: Misconceptions about Comfort Women and the Japanese Military
7. Comfort Women in Korea
By Kase Hideaki, Chairman, Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact, JAPAN
8. The Truth about the “Comfort Women”
By Moteki Hiromichi, CEO, Sekai Shuppan
9. Attached file-2 : A Korean Comfort woman’s False and Contradicted Testimony
10. Relationship between ”Comfort Women” and ”Medical Treatment”
By Dr. Kuni Amako Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology
11. Message to Koreans: Video
12. Prostitution in Korea : Video
http://youtu.be/KZ2d1bqycmw Click the English Language Bottom on the first slide.
13. Attached file-3 : History of Comfort Women in Far East Asia
CHAP.3 NANKING ISSUE
14. The Nanking Hoax: A Historian Analyzes the Events of 1937 By Ara Ken’ichi
15. No American Wittnessed the Nanjing “Massacre” By Matsumura Toshio, Historian
16. Testimony by a Taiwanese old lady: Video
17. For more Information,
please visit the Digital Library :”Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact”