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Published on Jun 17, 2008
As you may know, public sentiment against Japan in China is very strong. Such strong sentiment against Japan is called "Anti-Japanese Sentiment". Why do you think the Chinese people have such a deep-seated antipathy toward Japan? I suppose you will answer as follows, "Because various historical issues cause the Chinese people to hold anti-Japanese sentiment."
However, Japan is actually the largest aid donor to China. Japan has been giving technology and economic aid to China since 1979. The aid volume from Japan to China over the past 28 years amounts to 57 billion US dollars. But the Chinese Communist Party never informs its people about Japan's aid and purposely keeps this information from them. Therefore, there are only a few Chinese people who know about Japan's aid. Additionally, the Chinese Communist Party conducts top-to-bottom Anti-Japanese Education on school children. The Chinese Communist Party makes school children hate Japan through history education as a policy.
Surprisingly, the history education is based on the war-time propaganda that was used when China fought against Japan during the Sino-Japanese war 70 years ago. The Japanese media obtained a teachers' manual for history education. In this teachers' manual, the mental attitude toward history education and the method of teaching are written in minute detail. And more, footage of demonstration classes is attached to this teachers' manual, too.
For example, the Nanking Massacre. According to this teachers' manual, teachers must show children many photos of the Nanking Massacre and point out the brutality and barbarity of the aggressive war that Japanese imperialism committed. Teachers must impress upon children a deep-seated grudge against Japan by showing scenes of mass murder on an unimaginable scale. China exports Anti-Japanese Education to the world and implants an irrational prejudice against the Japanese people.China is pushing black propaganda of the Nanking Massacre using 143 photos around the world. However, all 143 photos that China is presenting have been revealed to the entire worldas fake, fabricated, or utterly irrelevant to the Nanking Massacre. Putting aside the argument of whether or not there was a massacre in Nanking, the fact remains that there is not a single photo that proves that there was a massacre. Especially if the photos were presented in a modern-day court of law. I speak out, "Anti-Japan" is China's national policy. Japan is the imaginary enemy of China. Why do you think the Chinese Communist Party holds such a policy?
If you look back over the modern history of China, the Tiananmen Square incident happened in 1989. 1989 is the year that socialist countries turned toward democratization one after another in Eastern Europe. The Chinese Communist Party feared the worst-case scenario then. The worst-case scenario was the collapse of the single-party regime in China. The Chinese Communist Party needed to turn the attention of the Chinese people away from democratization to a foreign enemy. So, Japan was set up as an imaginary enemy in around 1994. At the time, Jiang Zemin was the state president of China. The Chinese Communist Party started conducting top-to-bottom Anti-Japanese Education in around 1994.
Therefore, the younger generation of Chinese has aggressive and hostile feelings toward Japan. The Chinese people's Anti-Japanese sentiment became known to the Japanese people in around 2004. When Japan's national soccer team went to Chongqing in China, Chinese fans booed Japan's national anthem and threw plastic bottles and other items at Japanese supporters.
And in April 2005, Anti-Japanese riots broke out in various regions of China all at once. With these Anti-Japanese riots as a beginning, the existence of Anti-Japanese Education became known through Japanese media. In today's Japan, the trend of growing nationalism started as a reaction to the Chinese people's Anti-Japanese sentiment.