Tuesday, September 14, 2010
And Now They're Apologizing?
Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada met with six surviving former POWs on Monday. Thousands of Americans died on the infamous Baatan Death March. Many who survived were put to work as slave labour in plants owned by what are today some of Japan's major manufacturers, outfits like Mitsui, Mitsubishi and Kawasaki.
Some of the former POWs remain bitter that these Japanese industries have never offered them so much as an apology. They're angry that these manufacturers denied them proper food or medical care and allowed employees to beat them for no reason. Yeah, well, that's Japan and, besides, you did get to nuke them.