Memoirs from Emperor Hirohito, titled in Japanese "Emperor Showa's Monologue" transcribed by Terasaki Hidenari, will be auctioned at Bonhams Auction house in New York, is shown in this September 13, 2017 photo, provided December 5, 2017. “I think both Nanjing and Auschwitz are fabrications,” Takasu said in a message on social network Twitter in October 2015. “It is said that 300,000 were killed in the Nanjing massacre but was that not 6,000 to 7,000 people instead? Academics say Hirohito’s responsibility for the war has never been fully pursued in Japan, largely due to U.S. occupation authorities’ decision to retain the emperor as a symbol of a newly democratic nation. Asked about Hirohito’s responsibility for the war, Takasu said that, in his view, the late emperor was absolved when he said he would give his life for the Japanese people.
Source: Sunday Times December 07, 2017 05:26 UTC