A very interesting piece on the clash between Japanese minimizers and Chinese exaggerators.
I hadn't realized Iris Chang, brilliant but unstable young author of the book of that name, had killed herself.
I also hadn't realized the WW2 death toll in China was so high.
Harrington was silly.
There is no distict Japanese civilization any more than a distinct Korean civilization.
Japanese national culture is as much within the ambit of Chinese civilization as both England and Poland are within that of Latin Christian civilization.
Which is not all that different from Eastern Christian civilization.