Tue May 2nd, 2006 at 01:32:57 AM EST
I found another proof that I am not a doomsayer. According to the Asahi newspaper (supposed to be liberal at the level of WaPo or NYT) released a sobering survey among Japanese today.
Q1. Do you know anything about the Far East International Military Tribunal (Tokyo Tribunal)?
Very well: 4%
A little: 23%
Heard of it but not sure what it was about: 53%
Never heard of it: 17%
Clearly, the rightwing's attempt to erase the history is working.
(more on the flip)
Q.2 Do you feel it odd that Class A war criminals are consecrated at the Yasukuni Shrine?
The Shrine is dedicated to modern Japan's military adventures and those consecrated at the Shrine are given the status of a "god."
Q.3 Do you support or oppose Koizumi's official visit to the Shrine?
The amazing thing is the number of revisionists is increasing. Those against the official visit were a little larger than those who support it by a non-scientific survey of a state TV channel several months ago. Is there any other country where revisionists are increasing? Where is Japan headed? Nowhere, I presume.