March 17, 2015 – “Interview: War-experienced Japanese urge Abe to admit wartime aggression” (Xinhuanet)

A few voices the younger generations should listen to, remember, and pass on:

“We old people are puny in influence. But we can not let the Abe administration do whatever it wants to do… I believe in a Chinese saying that a single spark can start a prairie fire, we need to prevent the situation from further worsening.”

“The memory on war is very superficial in the Japanese society as those who experienced the war are fading away. So, it much depends on the society and the country to have a correct education on history so as to make the younger generation maintain a proper historical perception…”

—They all agree that historical reflection is the foundation to develop friendship with neighboring countries and only the correct perception over Japan’s wartime past could lead to generations of peace. (Xinhuanet)