The Nationalist Mote in One's Own Eye
A joint Sino-Japanese documentary, “Yasukuni” (靖国) is having some trouble finding cinemas willing to show it, apparently due to pressure and threats from right wing groups who believe the movie is Anti-Japan. The director had this to say:
“‘Anti-Japanese’ was a phrase that was used here [Japan] often before the Sino-Japanese War,” the director says.
“It was used to encourage nationalism. It’s a very dangerous phrase. Those who use it are irresponsible.”
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