This week in Front lines: Japanese teacher keeps alive memories of atrocities

From The Legion Magazine.


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Japanese teacher keeps alive memories of atrocities

Japanese teacher keeps alive
memories of atrocities

Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne
For three decades, now-retired schoolteacher Tamaki Matsuoka has waged a campaign to bring
truth and reconciliation to the story of Japanese atrocities during the Second World War.

At the risk of her livelihood and personal safety, the woman the Chinese have dubbed The Conscience of Japan has interviewed some 250 Japanese veterans and more than 300 survivors of the Nanking Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanking, one of the most notorious episodes of the Second Sino-Japaneses War, from 1937 to 1945. Matsuoka was recently in Toronto to address members of the Chinese-Canadian community and granted Legion Magazine this rare interview.
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