During the war, Germany's war crimes are shown throughout the world. Yet Japan's war crimes are mainly kept secret. In fact, before the book, The Rape of Nanking, Westerners didn't know much about the Japanese war crimes. Now, I ask you, were the Japanese war crimes worse then Germany's, or better? One thing to note is that Japan, till today, makes no note of their own war crimes, and still maintains the belief that they were the victims of WWII (nuke). Their text book teaches how they liberated Asia from Western colonialism, which, IMHO is true to an extent. One reason why so many Asian countries refuse to allow Japan UN Security Council is because of their war crimes and their refusal to admit them.